Staying active in retirement and maintaining “hobbies, goals and roles” was also vital to the longevity of the centenarians  studied. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s growing band of centenarians attribute their longevity to the maintenance of friendships, a sense of purpose and an interest in the world ar(...)

Don’t submit your first draft - and be sure to  leave time for the invaluable editing stage. Photograph: iStock

There is a myriad of things to consider when it comes to academic writing. In my work as academic writing tutor at Athlone Institute of Technology, I (...)

Student rape: most research suggests that rape and sexual assault involving students – especially first-years – are a feature across third-level campuses. Illustration: Getty Images

It was her first year in college and Leanne was approaching the end of her exams in 2016. “It was supposed to be a time of excitement, change and acco(...)

The manufacturing sector is the second largest employer in Ireland and accounts for 450,000 jobs. Photograph: Getty Images

A new Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centre launched earlier this year will help Ireland play a leading role in the global smart manufactur(...)

The young man  died after he was struck by  a car  near Athlone Institute of Technology at around 9.20am on Tuesday morning.

An 18 year-old man has died after he was struck by a car on the Old Dublin Road near Athlone Institute of Technology at around 9.20am on Tuesday morni(...)

Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp, who died while on his honeymoon after becoming caught up in wildfires that have swept across Greece. Photograph: Blood Bank East/PA Wire

The grieving mother of an Irish honeymooner killed in the Greek wildfires lost her other son to a motorcycle crash 20 years ago, a family friend has s(...)

Paul Campbell of IT Tallaght, IPAV president Brian Dempsey and AIT’s Dr Michael Tobin launch the new BBS in real estate.

The return to economic growth and consequent rise in construction and property sector activity is obviously a welcome development, but latest figures (...)

The final version of the National Development Plan included a standalone section on a new ‘technological university for the southeast’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Taoiseach’s office intervened shortly before the National Development Plan was published to boost the prominence of regional developments, such as(...)

Partners in the project include two tank-based salmon smolt production units in Co Donegal. File Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Environmental conflicts over fish farming may be reduced if new EU-funded research on land-based aquaculture bears fruit. The two-year project involv(...)

Leo Varadkar said investing in leading-edge scientific and technological research was good for the Irish economy and would deliver ‘innovations which can improve our quality of life’. Photograph: Collins

The setting up of four new world-class Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centres, backed by €114 million in Government and Irish industry fund(...)

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