Mola mola: a near-circular disc of a fish with a rather small mouth, the sunfish swims mostly vertically. Illustration: Michael Viney

Measuring big changes in the life of the sea can mean poring over the records of tiny things such as plankton. But swimming into recent Irish calculat(...)

UCD film student Sorcha Peters says tuition fees should be reduced, as ‘we’ll be at home working online, paying for our own electricity etc’. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Kasia O’Connor will fly into Dublin this Sunday with a few pangs about leaving Crete – and not just because the temperature is currently a sizzling 36(...)

Mark Broderick of Model Heli Services, using a drone at Ballyquirke Lake, Moycullen, Co Galway for  marine and fresh water research. Photograph: Bryan O Brien/The Irish Times

Drones could be dispatched across hundreds of remote Irish lakes to carry out legally required water testing too problematic for humans, experts belie(...)

Microbeads, found in some sunscreens, have become infamous for their impact on marine environments. File photograph: iStockPhoto

The manufacture and sale of products containing microbeads have been banned in the Republic after a Bill was signed into law on Thursday. The Microbe(...)

 A killer whale that was washed up in Co Waterford. Photograph: Clare Scott

Four killer whales stranded on Irish shores between 2010 and 2017 were found to have “very high” persistent pollutants that may exceed toxicity levels(...)

Photograph: iStock

Waterford Institute of Technology When is open day?  Friday and Saturday, November 22nd and 23rd; 9am - 2pm   Web: wit.ie/openday2019. &nb(...)

Dr Conor Graham of the Marine and Freshwater Research Centre at the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, and Dr Liam Morrison, at the Ryan Institute, NUI Galway, explaining their research. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni

Two new studies by Irish environmental scientists have established a shellfish “fingerprint”, tracing the food from sea to plate with pinpoint accurac(...)

The engineering industry in Ireland comprises more than 1,200 companies including about 170 multinationals across a variety of subsectors.

The Ibec engineering network group’s ambition is for Ireland to become a thriving and dynamic engineering industry hub where indigenous Irish firms an(...)

Stanley Petlane: ‘I’m not eligible for the Susi grant because I’m not in Ireland enough years’

Stanley Petlane joined the more than 58,000 Leaving Cert students around the country in nervously opening the envelope containing his exam results on (...)

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology: In an email to staff on Tuesday, GMIT chairman Cormac MacDonncha said he had accepted Dr Barry’s resignation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) has confirmed that its president Dr Fergal Barry has resigned. The move follows what sources in the instit(...)

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