We bought a hill farm overlooking beautiful Bantry Bay and built a comfortable straw bale house, powered by wind generators, solar panels, and a wood-burning stove.

In 1999, my then partner and I moved to Bantry in west Cork to walk the talk, and to try our hand at sustainable living. We bought a hill far(...)

Dr Ann Kelleher, corporate vice-president of Intel’s Technology and Manufacturing Group and General Manger of the Semiconductor Manufacturing organisation at Intel. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

An Irish woman who has risen to the top in a global IT company has spoken about the importance of more women taking up careers in science and(...)

 Law student Susana Eloisa Rizo Mender; Tim Hoefuagels and Dr Darius Whelan of the UCC School of Law. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/ProvisionTwelve

Startups seeking legal information can now access expertise free of charge with UCC’s new IT Law Clinic. The Cork clinic is part of iLINC, the (...)

The UN conference on climate change in Paris from November 30th-December 11th provides a greater cause for optimism than any previous climate summit. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images.

As Paris recovers from the shock of the recent horrific attacks, the City of Light also stands as a beacon of hope for the world as it prepares to hos(...)

Flooding in Cork: There are at least 300 legal cases against the ESB as a result of floods. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

ESB needs a few sandbags for its legal department. The steady flow of lawsuits against it, alleging its actions exacerbated the floods of November (...)

Gay Byrne was the first broadcaster in Ireland to instigate telephone technology as part of what we now know as ‘talkback radio’. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Gaybo changed Ireland: discuss!” That’s the question broadcast historian Dr Finola Doyle O’Neill set for herself, and her conclusion is emphatic. “G(...)

“We have become utterly complacent about using machinery – nobody cares and it’s appalling,” said Judge Donagh McDonagh

The operators of machinery such as cherry pickers have become complacent, warned a judge on Thursday as he fined University College Cork €80,000 for b(...)

Phishing attacks fool users into thinking they are using a genuine app or have received an authentic email, encouraging them to hand over passwords and other confidential information.

Irish businesses are at risk from attack by malicious users as hackers turn to increasingly sophisticated methods to steal passwords, a new survey has(...)

Paris attacks: An atrocity in a familiar place in a neighbouring country is always going to hit home in a way that will not be the case for a more remote place.  Photograph: Adrien Morlent/AFP/Getty Images

After the atrocities in Paris, a lot of people are rushing to their keyboards. Some are understandably expressing empathy and solidarity with those wh(...)

Researchers at University College Cork have developed a compound from tree berries which has shown the potential to significantly reduce size of tumou(...)