Eoghan Murphy said he expects the issue of local government reform in Cork to be finalised within weeks. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy has defended his department officials over their handling of proposed local governme(...)

Eamon de Valera speaks  at O’Connell’s monument in Ennis, Co Clare. “ He is very well thought of by his followers and considered extremely dangerous by the authorities . . . He is deified.” Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

It is still possible to come across original sources for Ireland’s revolutionary period. The text here is a hitherto-neglected account of a visit to D(...)

ApisProtect uses in-hive IoT-enabled sensors, machine learning and old-fashioned beekeeping knowledge to help beekeepers identify hive problems, diseases and pests

ApisProtect, a Cork-based start-up that uses the internet of things (IoT) and big data to help beekeepers reduce losses and increase productivity in h(...)

Studying for a PhD can involve seven-day weeks, long days, low pay and uncertain prospects. Photograph: iStock
Is doing a PhD a waste of time?

What use is a PhD nowadays? After almost two decades in education, is it really worth committing another three, four or even more years to a doctorate(...)

A more accurate read is now possible on declining sperm counts. Photograph shows the beginning of fertilisation as a single sperm combines with an ovum

Although falling male sperm counts have been reported in the developed world since 1992, the first systematic review and meta-analysis of sperm count (...)

Three generations of McNerney family with LQTS [Irish Heart Foundation]

A gene-editing technology called Crispr Cas-9 is set to transform the lives of millions of people suffering from genetic diseases by cutting out genes(...)

Professor Patrick O’Shea, president of University College Cork: “We are committed to ensuring that UCC becomes the location of choice for Irish and international students.”

University College Cork (UCC) hopes to expand its campus space by 20 per cent in the next five years as part of a €350 million investment programme. (...)

The employment rate of new graduates in the last couple of years has been rising steadily. Photograph: Getty Images

Your final year has begun, but you may already be thinking ahead to what you want to be doing after you graduate. You may have noticed that the gradu(...)

’A new flexible route into chartered accounting is opening doors to many students who may have felt that this was not an option for them.’ Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Becoming a chartered accountant has long since involved a familiar route: graduate from college and enter a training programme with one of the big aud(...)

Sarah Johnson: ‘You can make your own choices and decisions and nobody is spoon-feeding you’

Sam Blanckensee Occupation: Sam Blanckensee is national development officer at the Transgender Equality Network of Ireland. Earlier this year, he was(...)