From left to right: Sophie Kelly (16), Rachelle Biayi (16) and  Karl Fitzpatrick (15), from Pobalscoil Neasain in Baldoyle, Dublin at the launch of the 55th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2019  at the RDS Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Thousands of students from across the island of Ireland are descending on Dublin’s RDS for the 55th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BT(...)

   Simon Meehan,  Co Cork who is flying the flag for Ireland in the EUCYS at the RDS. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Cork teenager Simon Meehan is clear on the key ingredients in his winning of the overall prize in the 2018 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibit(...)

Main Street in Swords. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Swords was founded by St Colmcille in 560. The saint called the north Co Dublin town Sord, meaning clear, and in this sense pure of faith or pure wate(...)

Overall, this was a very balanced paper but it really required higher-order thinking skills,” said Stephen O’Hara, who is a TUI subject representative

Students were asked to explore searching questions such as the meaning of life in a wide-ranging exam in the Junior Cert higher level religious studie(...)

Simon Meehan and his science teacher, Karina Lyne. Much of the criticism  for the winner came from people passing judgment on a piece of sound science that had hallmarks of brilliance, even though they had not read it

The court of social media put Ireland’s much-celebrated and internationally-renowned Young Scientist competition in the dock this week with accusation(...)

Simon Meehan with  his science teacher Karina Lyne after he was awarded top prize at the 2018 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Photograph: Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography

The organisers of the 2018 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition have strongly defended research conducted by this year’s winner and rejected(...)

Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow: ‘The trouble is Trump has captured the whole concept of fake news and is adding to it’. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Channel 4 broadcaster Jon Snow has said he cannot recall a more challenging time for journalism than now due to being in “the accordion of agony which(...)

Religious education exam tests students on a diverse range of subject areas. Photo: iStock

The religious education exam offered students lots of choices on religions and philosophies from around the world, according to Stephen O’Hara, TUI re(...)

Overall BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year 2017 Shane Curran from Terenure College. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The following projects at the 2016 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition have been described as highly commended. Biological and Ecological J(...)

Young Scientists: Mark Conlon and James Gallagher, fifth year students from Rathmore Grammar School, Co Antrim, said: “We wanted to develop a solution that would stop you from crying when cutting onions.” File photograph: Getty Images

Onions are delicious - but they’re the bane of cooks everywhere when the necessary chopping gets tears flowing. Mark Conlon and James Gallagher, fif(...)

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