“The scientific consensus is moving on, with increasing recognition that experiments on animals are limited and often misleading regarding human health and safety,” said IAVS chairperson Yvonne Smalley. Photograph: iStock

Rabbits, birds and guinea pigs were among more than 4,100 live animals used in research experiments at University College Cork (UCC) last year. The a(...)

Prof Anne Buttimer-Broberg, who has died aged 79, was one of the most eminent geographers of her generation. Prof Gerald Mills, whom she recruited to (...)

‘Cheeky Chops has now been safely reunited with the other three members of his bachelor group’,  the park’s staff say. Photograph: IStock

A Colobus monkey who made a daring escape from his habitat at Fota Wildlife Park in Co Cork earlier this week has been safely rescued. Cheeky Chops e(...)

Dr Gerard Clarke, APC Microbiome Institute and Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioural Science, UCC.

Scientists in Cork have shed new light on how gut bacteria may influence behaviour associated with anxiety and fear. The discovery relates to gene re(...)

Kate Stapleton, a final-year student at University College Cork. She says students face an acute shortage of rental accommodation. Rooms that are available are at sky-high prices or of  poor quality.

There was no photo on the website. When I got there, the four-bed house needed a good going over with a hoover and a couple of litres of Dettol . Th(...)

Prof Tony Lewis: “It is a matter of balancing use of the marine environment for energy, fishing, aquaculture and tourism – to everybody’s satisfaction.”

When one of the world’s largest energy companies identifies solar, wind and nuclear as targets for diversified investment, advocates of ocean energy m(...)

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(...)

Saturn as viewed by ‘Cassini’. Photos: Courtesy of NASA

After an interplanetary voyage that included flybys of Earth, Venus, and Jupiter, the Cassini spacecraft arrived at Saturn in 2004. Since then, from t(...)

William Crozier’s work from ‘The Edge of the Landscape

William Crozier: The Edge of the Landscape Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, Skibereen, Co Cork *** When Tony O’Malley painted landscapes he made cle(...)

Students from CUS in Dublin’s city centre celebrate their Leaving Cert results. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Nursing, teaching and engineering have recorded some of the significant drops in this year’s CAO points. They are among hundreds of courses where poi(...)