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(...)

Clockwise: Dr James Crew, chairman of the Sanata Clara Valley Medical Centre and Berkeley survivors Niall Murray; Hannah Waters; Aoife Beary; and a recovering  Clodagh Cogley

The brain injury and spinal cord centre at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, 80km south of San Francisco, is busy with doctors, nurses and suppor(...)

“No nonsense” are words I’ve come to associate with insurance. No prizes for guessing why. It’s those television advertisements where the gauche, g(...)

Henry Shefflin of Kilkenny gets by Galway full back Kevin Hynes and centre back Tony Ó Regan during the 2012 All-Ireland Senior Hurling final at Croke Park, which was won by Kilkenny after a replay. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

When Galway last ruled the hurling landscape in 1987 and 1988, there were two immutable truths. Conor Hayes would play full back. Tony Keady would (...)

Statue of St Teresa, Avila, Castile and Leon, Spain. Photograph: Getty Images

The walking stick of St Teresa of Avila is in Ireland as part of a worldwide tour to mark the 500th anniversary of the birth in 1515 of the founder of(...)

Galway talisman Joe Canning now has a number of potentially dangerous forwards at his side. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Have the wheels fallen off the Waterford juggernaut ? On the most up to date evidence it certainly seems that they are more than a little loose. Jugg(...)

 British Ambassador Dominick Chilcott (centre) with Carole Budd Cullen, grand-daughter of Charles Budd, and Brian Meyer, grand-cousin of Frank Meyer - both holding  photographs of their relatives from the exhibition ‘Portraits of the Invisible’. Photograph: Eric Luke 3:51

A new exhibit launched Wednesday in the National Photographic Archive seeks to commemorate the contributions of the Irish in the First World War. The(...)

Former Wexford hurler Paul Codd: had been jailed over contempt of orders and undertakings to co-operate with official assignee  but returned to court on Friday   seeking to purge his contempt. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Proceedings against bankrupt former hurling star Paul Codd over failure to return some €460,000 farm machinery leased by Deutsche Bank Leasing Ireland(...)

Don't forget to nominate your favourite shop by clicking here Where would Audrey Hepburn meet Enid Blyton for a chat over tea and scones? Accor(...)

A woman, in her 70s, was fatally injured after her car hit a ditch at Knockmore, Caim, Enniscorthy Co Wexford at about 9.45am on Saturday morning.

A woman has died after a road crash in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. The woman, in her 70s, was fatally injured after her car hit a ditch at Knockmore, Ca(...)