Demons’ player Lehmon Colbert says team must be prepared for Killester despite his team’s 25-point lead Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

This weekend will be the busiest of the season for knockout basketball as the opening rounds of the Men’s and Women’s National Cups come to a concl(...)

Ventsislava Lyubenova with her son, Angel, and husband Ivaylo Siromashki outside the apartment in Blanchardstown. All their possessions are still inside. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

For almost two weeks, Ventsislava Lyubenova, her husband Ivaylo Siromashki, and their son, Angel (10) have been locked out of the apartment they had r(...)

Waterford Institute of Technology  is seeking to be declared a university on a standalone basis, in contravention of the terms of the forthcoming Technological Universities Bill, which makes the merging of at least two institutions a condition of receiving university designation. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Waterford Institute of Technology has rebuffed attempts by Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan to re-enter merger talks with IT Carlow.In a statemen(...)

The Waterford IT Sports Campus, which hosted the Fitzgibbon Cup Final in 2011. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The GAA has said that it’s National Hurling Development Plan hasn’t been adversely affected by the difficulties being encountered at Waterford IT’s pr(...)

The chairman of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has stepped down following a meeting with Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan (pictured) on its stalled bid for university status. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

The chairman of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has stepped down following a meeting with Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan on its stalled(...)

Open day at DIT’s Grangegorman campus
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UCD When: November 8th, 10am-4pm Life on campus: Ireland’s largest university, with more than 30,000 students, UCD has in recent years opened a(...)

Einstein at work: does relativity scepticism present an interesting case of a ‘clean’ mistrust of science?

This semester, I’m teaching a first course in relativity to our students. The idea, one of the most famous theories of modern science, was first pr(...)

Mark Ferguson, director of of SFI Science Foundation Ireland, said that the new research centres “will make a significant contribution to Ireland’s economy, employment and reputation”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Almost €250 million is to be invested in five new world-class Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centres, in a move aimed at enhancing research(...)

The Halligan house in Waterford which was damaged by a petrol bomb attack last night: Photograph:  Patrick Browne 2:23

A woman whose home was attacked with a petrol bomb is being hailed for her quick thinking which probably saved the lives of her grandchildren. Three c(...)

Cutting speed limits in urban areas to 30 km/h (20 mph) reduces the number of road accidents . Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Cutting speed limits in urban areas to 30 km/h (20 mph) reduces the number of road accidents and the severity of injuries, according to the Institute (...)