Liam Kavanagh, MD, ‘The Irish Times’ (left) presenting the overall Irish Times Innovation award to John Browne and Dr James Kennedy from Kastus at the Irish Times Innovation Awards 2017, at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph:  Conor McCabe

The 2017 Irish Times Innovation Award winner Kastus has just signed a major contract with Britain’s largest ceramic tile manufacturer for its unique a(...)

Government policy appeared to be to bring in “solutions” that were “the most profitable” for the private sector, including “highly profitable” student accommodation and “shared living” developments, said Lorcan Sirr, a  DIT lecturer in housing policy. File photograph: Getty Images

A massive movement similar to the anti-water charges campaign must be mobilised “to force Government action on the housing crisis”, a conference heard(...)

Brian Doolan: the child rapist was banned from receiving phone calls or having visitors for 30 days

Brian Doolan, who is now in his 70s, was a prolific legal author and academic during the decades before he was uncovered as a sex offender. He was con(...)

Lighting the solstice fire at last year’s celebration, at  the Grangegorman DIT campus.

The celebration of the winter solstice has its roots in many cultures worldwide, particularly the Celtic tradition, where druids – wise women and men (...)

Convicted sex offender and legal academic Brian Doolan.

Convicted sex offender and legal academic Brian Doolan has taken a High Court challenge over being disciplined by the Arbour Hill Prison authorities f(...)

Joaquin Phoenix’s character falls in love with Scarlett Johansson’s operating system in ‘Her’. This Siri on steroids knows the hidden you (you can’t hide your browser history from her) and the public you.

You are about to set off for work when your phone buzzes. A notification pops up: “Don’t start the car. Your coffee is on the roof!” Crisis averted. A(...)

Francis Nolan, head chef at Vines Village Café in Blenheim, Marlborough

As part of Food Month at The Irish Times, Irish chefs working abroad tell us about their jobs. Francis Nolan, from Baltinglass, Co Wicklow, is head ch(...)

Mohammedalyas Al Shamiri says he finds people have difficulties spelling and pronouncing it at college, in work and in his daily life

A man whose request to shorten his name for everyday use was denied by the Minister for Justice has been granted High Court permission to challenge th(...)

Michael D Higgins: If the President was to decline a request for an election, the Taoiseach would be forced to resign.  Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Politicians in Leinster House are already playing the blame game for an unwanted election, but all sides might be well advised to take a deep breath, (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he would like a new technological university to play a part in the French president’s proposal. File photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar wants an Irish third-level institution to become part of a new network of European universities being planned by French preside(...)

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