Dunnes Stores argued  the award was excessive and disproportionate. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A €105,929 award to a former part-time supermarket worker who injured herself when she fell while operating a pallet truck to move stock has been uphe(...)

Last week’s provisional CAO figures show an increase in the numbers applying to study undergraduate teacher training courses.

The number of students applying for postgraduate teaching courses has increased amid concerns of a “crisis” in teacher supply. There has been a stead(...)

Mick Torrans: ‘While my course in Maynooth was full-time, it was only two days every two weeks, meaning I could work at the same time’

The postgraduate experience is very different from the early college years. Fourth-level students tend to be much less involved in college life - espe(...)

UCD offers an MA in Irish Folklore & Ethnology which includes archive work.

UCD’s Top five courses MSc in Actuarial Science MSc in Sports Physiotherapy Master of Business Administration MSc in Behavioural Economics MSc F(...)

Night sky, uncontaminated by artificial light, seen over the Twelve Bens in Connemara, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Butler

Only 5 per cent of Ireland has pristine night skies free from artificial light, according to a Trinity College Dublin professor leading the first surv(...)

Ireland by night as seen from the window of the International Space Station.

Our modern society depends on light in many forms; from high intensity natural daylight and artificial lighting, to the glow of TV screens, computers,(...)

Ronan Tighe: “My job is to plan the concerts we perform, including choosing the music we play and the conductors and soloists we perform with.”

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Ronan Tighe on being di(...)

Weronika Nowak, a student from Ballyfermot, who is studying law and social justice at UCD. “When I was in school, it was almost assumed that the majority wouldn’t go to college,” she says. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On paper, at least, the odds were stacked against Weronika Nowak going to university. She arrived to Ireland from Poland at the age of 13 without a w(...)

 A Robin sits on a snowy branch in Shorne Ridgeway in the UK on Tuesday. Freezing weather conditions dubbed the “Beast from the East” are bringing snow and sub-zero temperatures to the UK and Ireland. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Why is the situation on Thursday and Friday on a knife-edge? Low-pressure Emma is coming up from Iberia; it is going to take a left turn east at som(...)

Maynooth University has become the first Irish University to install high tech Energy Pods which will allow students to take 20 minute naps to help keep their energy levels up during a busy day at college. Photograph: The Irish Times

Forget the Red Bull, coffee, even the euphemistically described “stronger substances”. If you are a student at Maynooth University they have new ways (...)

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