“Ireland is facing a health catastrophe. Six in 10 adults and one in four children are either obese or overweight.” Photograph: Getty Images

Over 20 leading business academics have appealed to Minister for Health Simon Harris to scrap a forthcoming voluntary code of conduct on the marketing(...)

Trinity College Dublin has been ranked at 81st place in the world university rankings for arts and humanities subjects. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the world university rankings in arts and humanities subjects. Trinity was the only Irish unive(...)

Recent years feature in the top 10 of wettest winters and wettest summers over three centuries. Photograph: David Sleator

What is believed to one of the largest compilations of weather records in the world – showing monthly rainfall levels in Ireland stretching from the p(...)

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2018. Photograph: iStock

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2018. Brexit means “great opportunities(...)

Residents wade through floodwaters in Houston, Texas, US, this week. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

The US National Weather Service is not noted for alarmist pronouncements. So when it tweeted that Hurricane Harvey was unprecedented and that “al(...)

Caoilfhionn Dunne performs Katie as an otherworldly figure

Shortly before rehearsals for the Abbey’s new production of Katie Roche began, its director, Caroline Byrne, gave a good-natured disclaimer. “It’s goi(...)

Academics focus on research, but to turn it into an innovation it needs to meet a demand and contribute to a viable business.

“Very often academic industry collaborations fail because there isn’t a shared vision or there isn’t shared value that can be created, sometimes out o(...)

The cost to students of on-campus accommodation has increased markedly in recent years across all seven universities, with students in Dublin universities seeing the largest rise

Ministers have appealed to homeowners to consider renting out rooms to college students to help ease a crisis in accommodation. Under the “rent-a-roo(...)

Every third-level institution is required to provide a Disability Service or Access Programme for students with disabilities and each has facilities and philosophies centred on student needs. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

The late disability campaigner Martin Naughton told a story of arriving in his wheelchair at Dublin’s Mater Hospital in the 1970s and being faced with(...)

Ciara Garvan set up WorkJuggle, a recruitment service that links skilled professionals to part-time, flexible, remote, and short-contract jobs.

Dolly Parton dished out harsh words about the pain of “Workin’ 9 to 5” in the song of the same name. In summary, she reckoned it’s “all takin and no g(...)