Aoife Ní Mhurchú: Experiencing Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines made me decide that emergency response was what I wanted to do

My life choices were greatly influenced by my uncle, who was a Society of African Missions priest. He worked in Africa for 40 years. As a child my ea(...)

Richard Lally with Dr Rosemary O’Hara at Carlow IT’s enviroCORE (Centre of Research and Enterprise in BioEnvironmental Technologies) research centre

Dublin Institute of Technology Top five courses: 1. MSc in Marketing 2. MSc in Strategic Management 3. MSc in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance &(...)

 UCD manager Nicky English: His side  are the outsiders of the semi-final quartet largely because they lack   well-known players but as a collective they have been extraordinarily strong. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

The Fitzgibbon Cup this weekend in Cork IT unusually sees no participants from the host city. It’s largely a Limerick invasion with all three college(...)

Waterford senior hurler Austin Gleeson was sent off while playing for Waterford IT against Limerick IT in the Fitzgibbon Cup on Tuesday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

WATERFORD selector Dan Shanahan has backed Colin Dunford and Austin Gleeson to respond positively to their Fitzgibbon Cup red cards. Dunford receiv(...)

Limerick IT’s Peter Duggan gets past Ger Teehan of Waterford IT during the Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-final in Limerick. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Limerick IT 0-16 Waterford IT 0-8 Neither side could manage a goal in this somewhat disappointing game at the LIT grounds and the Davy Fitzgerald-man(...)

Academics have warned that students at third level are increasingly unable to cope with courses that require maths  competence and require support to pass exams. Photograph: The Irish Times

Higher education officials are concerned at high dropout rates in maths-related courses, where up to 80 per cent of students are failing to progress (...)

The institutions include  Dundalk IT, Waterford IT, Letterkenny IT and Galway Mayo IT – as well as the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

At least five third-level institutions across Ireland are in financially vulnerable positions as they struggle to cope with cuts in State funding and (...)

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(...)