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 (...)

Derek McGrath: The current Waterford boss was a vital cog in the machine that  delivered unprecedented underage success in the past 10 years. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There are in contemporary hurling two types of league finals: ones with Kilkenny in them and ones without. The former are gloriously uncomplicated bec(...)

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ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE Higher Certificate in Business and Accounting (Level 6) IT Tallaght Two years full-time (with part-time options) T(...)

Members of the TUI remain opposed to many aspects of the reform proposals advnaced by Dr Padraic Travers, particularly an oral communication project for second year students. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Secondary school teachers will undertake a national lunchtime protest over Junior Cycle concerns later this month and unions will picket centres where(...)

2011 final : John O’Keeffe and Shane McGrath get up close and personal  – Hard work had certainly brought out a formidable talent but Henry Shefflin had what all great players possess – the confidence and nerve to execute his skills under excruciating pressure

Although it appears obvious now that it’s about to happen, there was uncertainty about Henry Shefflin’s intentions since the end of last week’s All-Ir(...)

WIT’s Ger Teehan tackles John McGrath of UL. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

UL 2-18 Waterford IT 1-14Clare star Tony Kelly was instrumental as UL took this title for a fifth time in seeing off Waterford IT at Páirc Uí Rinn ton(...)

UL’s Tony Kelly comes face to face with WIT’s Gavin O’Brien in the drawn final. Photo: Inpho/Lorraine O’Sullivan

After crashing to eventual champions Waterford IT in last year’s semi-final, University of Limerick and Clare’s Tony Kelly will hope to add a Fitzgibb(...)

The creation of technological universities will have to be done in an “innovative, shoestring sort of way” unless additional state funding becomes ava(...)