Looking to build a career in food: Culinary arts lecturer JJ Healy of the department of tourism and hospitality in Cork Institute of Technology giving a demonstration to secondary-school students at the college’s open day

Who’d want to cook for a living? All over Ireland, a plethora of cookery schools – from the Dublin Cookery School to Ballymaloe Cookery School to B(...)

Sisters Doreen Goldsberry, of Stillorgan, and Margaret Ashtown, of Brighton, try out a puzzle at the event in Dublin marking 10 years of Maths Week Ireland. Photograph: John Ohle Photography

Maths Week is under way, an all-Ireland effort to raise interest in mathematics and show people, particularly students, that the subject isn’t (...)

Fr Alan Hilliard: Is one of five chaplins at DIT and sees his role as less religious, more one of “accompanying students” while they are at the college. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Minister for Education has ordered an investigation into the way public funds are used to pay for third-level college chaplains, some of whom rece(...)

Most bees prefer plants which have flowers at the blue, purple and pink end of the colour spectrum, while plants like clover and knapweed are particularly successful at attracting them. File photograph: Natural England/PA Wire

Ireland’s motorways and railways are to be “rewilded” to create bee highways in an attempt to save them from extinction and their food supplies from (...)

The only slight decrease for agriculture was at IT Tralee. Photograph: Eric Luke

While demand for honours degrees in agricultural science decreased unexpectedly this year, points increased almost across the board for Level 6 and(...)

‘Any merger is a chancy and costly business.’ Photograph: Getty Images

On July 27th, the Department of Education published a report from Michael Kelly, a well-respected public servant, on the proposed merger between Water(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said the leadership of both institutions have put forward an ambitious vision for a new type of institution. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The southeast could qualify for a Technological University within three years but only if “mutual trust” is rebuilt between merging institutions, a re(...)

Waterford manager Derek McGrath celebrates the Munster semi-final victory over Cork in Thurles last Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It didn’t fall out of the sky. Waterford’s great strides at underage level culminated in the All-Ireland minor title of two years ago and a competitiv(...)

When law student Sinead Davies was anointed a scholar at Trinity College in April on the basis of her second term exam results, her first reaction (...)

The creation of a technological university in Dublin under the TU4Dublin bid, involving the three institutions, is due to cost €23.8 million over three years. Photograph: Getty Images

Over €3 million has been spent so far on developing Technological Universities in Dublin, Munster and the south-east, with most of the money going on (...)