They gym is often the first port of call for students checking out a college’s sports facilities. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Careers and courses, courses and careers: open days have a clear focus. In the lead-up, students will be advised to take to Qualifax and CareersPortal(...)

As a third-level student you will have time to explore many areas of interest. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Starting college for the first time might seem like a challenge. Even some of the smaller colleges will have thousands more students than your seconda(...)

Rebecca Kelly, left, and Breda Kenny, both from Castlecomer Community School, Co Kilkenny,  at the Trinity College Open Day with a Lightening Ball which contains a mixture of gases that generate electromagnetic waves

University College Cork When is open day? The full schedule is available on ucc.ie/opendays. Life on campus For its 21,000 students, campus life(...)

People on bridge despite road closed to Wooden bridge in Dollymount, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

Jibes about arts degrees and low-paying jobs provide plenty of material for meme makers online. Many colleges are now reforming their courses to place a greater focus on boosting graduates’ employability

They’ve always been an easy target. And nowadays, jibes about arts degrees and low-paying jobs provide plenty of material for meme-makers online. “Oh(...)

Intel wildflower meadow  a year after it was sowed with factory in the background

The relationship between industrial production and the environment has very rarely been a happy one. So it comes as an agreeable surprise to find tha(...)

One of Ireland’s largest hotels, the Radisson Blu, which was built by developer Bernard McNamara, has 261 rooms and suites, a thermal spa and extensive leisure and conference facilities

A partnership involving the operator of the Westin and the Intercontinental in Dublin, and one of the original owners of the four-star Radisson Blu in(...)

The ‘glamourising of alcohol’ through advertising, promotions and sponsorship can adversely affect the behaviour of young people, Catholic bishops have said. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The “glamourising of alcohol” through advertising, promotions and sponsorship can adversely affect the behaviour of young people, Catholic bishops hav(...)

Six men have begun training for the Catholic priesthood at St Patrick’s College Maynooth this autumn, the lowest number since its foundation in 1795. Photograph: iStock

Just six men have begun training for the Catholic priesthood at St Patrick’s College Maynooth this autumn, believed to be the lowest number since its (...)

 Undocumented migrants pictured in front of a  mural at the  Migrant Rights Centre Ireland office on Dame Street, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

After nearly a decade living in Ireland Sarah* is tired of lying to her friends. She’s fed up making excuses when they invite her on trips abroad and (...)