It may be the best days of your life, but going to college may also be one of the most expensive times, particularly if you are not in a position to t(...)

Philomena Lee: her search for her adopted son prompted the film. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The woman who inspired the Oscar-nominated film Philomena is among the speakers who will address a conference on adoption at University College Cork (...)

Prof Noel Caplice, director of the Centre for Research in Vascular Biology at University College Cork,  displays his stent mesh. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

As Prof Noel Caplice describes it, a revolutionary new system that avoids putting patients through heart bypass operations was literally a “back-of(...)

Study found that 109 of the 288 homicide victims had illicit drugs or medication in their system at the time of death

Some 38 per cent of victims of homicide had illicit drugs or medication in their system at the time of death, a study has found.A study of records fr(...)

Intel Ireland silicon research director Leonard Hobbs: SFI “provided a focus for what kind of advanced research Ireland should be involved in and this included advanced microelectronics and ICT”.

Some of the technologies which will underpin the development of future generations of microchips are being researched here in Ireland as a result o(...)

A leg up? Not all self-help books are worthy of the name

A massive self-help industry has grown up worldwide in recent times – books, DVDs, films, courses, seminars, retreats – all designed to help people(...)

Airline said John Hurley would be working closely with chief executive Michael O’Leary and its Labs team. Photograph: Alan Betson / Irish Times

Ryanair has announced the appointment of a new chief technology officer. John Hurley (39) will join the low cost airline on September 15th, departing (...)

The points requirement for CAO courses were bound to rise this year for a variety of reasons, including more students sitting the Leaving Cert. Photograph: Frank Miller

Points requirements for CAO courses were bound to rise this year for a number of factors, including the increased numbers of students sitting the Leav(...)

Demand for science courses has grown. Science at TCD rose by 5 points to 515, which compares to a final points requirement of 455 in 2010. Science at DCU rose 10 points to 460, a 23 per cent rise over five years, while at DIT points for science rose 30 points to 435. Photograph: Getty

Demand for science and technology courses has grown considerably this year in a sign that Government and industry efforts to attract school leavers to(...)

Only 43 of the 900-plus higher degree (level 8) courses listed on the CAO offered 100 or more places last year

Entry requirements for engineering, science, business, law and architecture saw the biggest increases this year. But CAO points released today also r(...)