Origin chief executive Tom O’Mahony said the company had delivered a “solid financial result” in 2017

Dublin-listed agri-services group Origin Enterprise increased profits by 4.1 per cent to €70 million for the year ended July 31st. The company said a(...)

A graphic illustration showing the loxodromic and great circle routes from New York to Beijing

If you fly 14,500km due westward from New York you will come to Beijing. The two cities are on the 40th parallel of latitude. However, by flying a gre(...)

The proposed new UCD student accommodation  in the Roebuck Castle and Roebuck Precinct.

An application for a €300 million on-campus accommodation complex for 3,000 more students at University College Dublin (UCD) has been submitted to An (...)

Bright sparks: Kevin Maughan set up  UrbanVolt with Declan Barrett and Graham Deane in late 2015. The company now has  more than 200 customers and has provided total savings of between €30 million and €40 million. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

How many entrepreneurs does it take to change 80,000 light bulbs? Kevin Maughan might tell you three. Maughan is chief executive of energy company U(...)

Whether driven by market ideology or rationalisation, universities are choked by top-down imposition of corporate thinking and managerial vocabulary, say academics Áine Mahon and Shane Bergin. Photo: iStock/Getty

In Flannery O’Connor’s 1955 short story Good Country People, a young woman named Hulga Hopewell holds a PhD in philosophy. Hulga is an expert on the G(...)

 Secondary school teacher Anissa Majeed: she stresses the need for role models in a country where at least 50,000 children – or one in ten – at primary level are non-Irish, while more than 30,000 have either no religion or a faith other than   Catholic

On her first day of teacher training, Ryma Halfaoui noticed some students who realised they were in the wrong class as soon as the lecturer started s(...)

Anne Enright, the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction: “The spiral of male affection twists up through our cultural life.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Author Anne Enright has criticised the perception that creative work by women “isn’t good enough”. “The argument about excellence ... is incredibly hu(...)

Andrey Markov  analysed the text of Alexander Pushkin’s classic verse novel ‘Eugene Onegin’

Imagine examining the first 20,000 letters of a book, counting frequencies and studying patterns. This is precisely what Andrey Markov did when he ana(...)

Getting ready for departure on the Science Bus  were four of the five science bus drivers (captains) from Ireland; Stephen Davitt, Claire O’Connell, Aoibhéann Bird and Phil Smyth,   with DCU president Prof Brian MacCraith in the centre at back. Photograph: Daire Hall

What happens when you load up a campervan with gear for science and engineering workshops, hit the road and travel around Europe, encouraging people t(...)

Enet, which was recently sold to the Irish Infrastructure Fund for between €150 million and €200 million, is Ireland’s largest wholesale-only carrier with offices in Limerick and Dublin

Telecoms firm Enet has opened up a new line of attack on market incumbent Eir with a plan to supply fibre broadband in several rural areas, which were(...)