Former speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow opened his address in Dublin with “ciúnas, ciúnas!”; the nearest Irish equivalent to “order, order!” File photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

The former speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said he would prefer to speak about values for the future rather than talk about Brexit during (...)

Cormac Harris and Alan O’Sullivan (16) from Coláiste Choilm, Cork, whose project won them this year’s title of BT Young Scientists of the Year.  Photograph: Chris Bellew/ Fennell Photography 2020

Two transition-year students from Co Cork have won the overall prize in the 2020 BT Young Scientists & Technology Exhibition for groundbreaking re(...)

Oisín O’Sullivan, Desmond College, Limerick, with his iScope at the Cook Medical stand at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. Photograph:  Andres Poveda

The stethoscope, an essential medical device to assess breathing and heartbeat, was developed in the 19th century and has changed remarkably little si(...)

Rebecca Murphy and Abbey Hehir from Clare, with their slurry pit  project, at the opening of BTYSTE  in the RDS. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Slurry-pit accidents take a terrible toll on Irish farms, with an average of four to five people dying every year due to inhalation of toxic fumes, bu(...)

Timothy McGrath  will represent Ireland at the International Science and Engineering Fair in California next May. Photograph: Keith Arkins

A student who developed a biofilter to combat “dead zones” in oceans and freshwater, has been named overall winner of SciFest 2019. Timothy McGrath, (...)

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(...)

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