Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: “They have to make this happen for themselves.”  Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has warned Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) that she is not for turning on the prerequisite that it merge(...)

The jury in the trial for the murder of Martin Brophy in Waterford has seen photographs of swelling on the hands of the accused, taken the same week Mr Brophy’s body was discovered. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A jury in the trial of a Waterford man charged with murdering Martin Brophy have been shown photographs of swelling on the accused’s hands taken on th(...)

 The coach for the tour is UCC Demons player-coach Colin O’Reilly, who will cut the squad down to 12 for the tournament. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Colin O’Reilly has laid down a challenge to players hopeful of making the Men’s Premier League All-Star team competing at the Sino-European Championsh(...)

LIT manager Davy Fitzgerald talks to his team - they host this year’s tournament. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This year’s Fitzgibbon Cup has been overshadowed by off-field sideshows but finals weekend may yet refocus the attention back to the actual hurling.(...)

Waterford IT will take on Cork IT in the Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finals in a repeat of the 2014 final.

WIT 1-18 DIT 1-7 Fitzgibbon Cup holders WIT outscored DIT by 11 points to three in the second half at Carriganore last night to book a spot in the se(...)

Seán McCann:  died suddenly but peacefully at his Dublin home

Journalist, author and rose lover Seán McCann has died suddenly but peacefully at his home in Dublin’s Deansgrange. He was believed to be in his late (...)

Dr Róisín O’Shea at Waterford Institute of Technology: ‘Carlow is still many years away from being able to make the transition to technological university status.’ Photograph: Patrick Browne

The long-running saga of Waterford Institute of Technology’s bid for university status has had a few problems of late. There were particular issues(...)

Genetic heritage: protection of the red deer is a priority. Illustration: Michael Viney

A rifle-mounted video camera is showing us what the hunter is seeing through his telescopic sight: a confused intersection of mossy trunks and branche(...)

Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything

Last week, I went to see The Theory of Everything, James Marsh’s award-winning film on the life of Stephen Hawking. I enjoyed the film immensely. I(...)

Detail from homepage of the jihad.info website.

Young Muslims in Ireland are being radicalised by a combination of social media and extreme Islamic preachers angry and frustrated over Western countr(...)