Prof Mike Larvin, head of the UL graduate entry medical school:  “The HSE  has statutory responsibilities for setting and approving qualifications for appointments to all HSE posts.” Photograph: Seán Curtin/Fusionshooters

Changes to the way hundreds of medical intern posts in hospitals are filled have led to allegations of bias from non Irish-educated students(...)

 Students at the University of Limerick. File photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

Irish higher education has entered an era of “massification” with well more than half of school leavers now progressing to university or coll(...)

Manchester post-punk band Joy Division are the subject of a two-day international symposium at the University of Limerick. Above is the cover of their album Closer.

Manchester post-punk band Joy Division are the subject of a two-day international symposium taking place at the University of Limerick. Delegates hav(...)

The annual workshop organised by the National Centre for Tourism Studies took place at Dromoland Castle, Co Clare. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

While the impact of new technology could hit traditional jobs in tourism, the industry can continue to provide valuable employment if the sector and t(...)

Students at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland in Dublin.  An asylum seeker has described how being in university is a ‘dream come true’. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An asylum seeker who was at the centre of controversy surrounding access to third-level education has described how being in university is a “dream co(...)

Ireland squad member Monika Dukraska is the top name at competing at the provinces indoors championship’s at the University of Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Other sports may hibernate at this time of year: rowing can go indoors. The provinces indoor rowing championships at University of Limerick and the U(...)

The advent of drone tech gives rise to a number of difficult legal questions

Late last month, the Irish Aviation Authority published the first draft of its proposed Small Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) and Rocket Order. The legisl(...)

Scientific Sue gets her dragon to show off its skills with flammable gases at the Centre for the Advancement of Learning of Maths, Science and Technology (Calmast) based at Waterford IT. File photograph: Patrick Browne

Dragons serve a very useful role in explaining physics and chemistry, and although you may be hard pressed to find one, students can still learn about(...)

Cathal Redmond will get €7,000 to develop his lightweight underwater breathing system

Irish inventor Cathal Redmond has been awarded a runner-up prize in the international James Dyson award. Mr Redmond, who won the Irish leg of the des(...)

Compounds in seaweed may be used to prevent tissue damage in transplant patients

Scientists are searching for promising new drugs in the most unusual of places, from the depths of the ocean floor to the contents of an infant’s nap(...)