Brendan O’Neill, an Irish Research Council-funded PhD scholar at work on an early-medieval roundhouse. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

What is the connection between smart beehives and monastic Ireland? Or the connection between bronze-age metalwork and ultrafast magnetism? Or betw(...)

Syrian migrants on an overcrowded dinghy try to disembark on the shore of the Greek island of Kos this week. Photograph: EPA/YANNIS KOLESIDIS

The beheading earlier this week of Khaled al-Asaad, an 83-year-old archaeologist, by Islamic State militants in the Syrian city of Palmyra brings into(...)

The Society of Chartered Surveyors (SCSI) launched on Thursday a Tenants Guide to Renting to help students and first-time renters make informed decision when searching for suitable housing. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil spokesman for Education Charlie McConalogue has described the decision by University College Dublin (UCD) to raise the price of student ac(...)

A solar eclipse viewed from the Australian outback in 2002. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Precisely two years and a day from today, the moon’s shadow will sweep across the United States at a speed of more than 2,000km per hour. The Great(...)

UCD Student Union spokesman David Burns said the decision to prioritise certain students was not sustainable, particularly given the recent hike in accommodation prices. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:16

Students embarking on their second and third year of study at University College Dublin (UCD) are struggling to secure accommodation following the uni(...)

One in eight students attending Ireland’s second-level schools last year was born overseas, figures for the 2014-2015 school year show. Almost 45,000 (...)

Dannii Curtis of UCD Students’ Union: ‘Digs are becoming popular again’

The student housing crisis: it’s always a news mainstay at this time of year. But these days it’s becoming harder for anyone to find a home, as stu(...)

It is easy, relatively speaking, to compare humans and chimps. When one moves to more distant comparisons, however, the DNA sequence becomes more divergent. Photograph: Altrendo Images/Getty Images

It’s difficult to get one’s head around the idea that all life on Earth shares a single common ancestor. Biologists tell us we can measure specific(...)

Molly McGrath from Blackrock Co Dublin, is congratulated by her mother Sinead on getting her Leaving Certificate results, at Coláiste Íosagáin , Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Leaving Certificate students in Dublin’s Coláiste Eoin and Coláiste Íosagáin were celebrating as they collected their results this morning. Almost 58(...)

Aoife McLysaght: “I would have loved to have had the college experience of living away from home”

The rest of your life beckons, and the next few years of it may be spent in college. Third-level education can be a defining stage of your life and(...)