Rory Fitzpatrick, chief executive of the  National Space Centre Ltd, with students, Kate Buckley, Eimear Manning, Melanie McGrath and Abbie O’Mahony  in Glanmire Community College as the school made  direct contact with the  International Space Station. Photograph: Jim Coughlan.

It may not have been Ground Control to Major Tom but there was a spine-tingling moment when the static cleared and the pupils of Glanmire Community Co(...)

Fifth-year students from Tallaght Community School preparing for their first contact with  the International Space Station. Photograph: Colin O’Riordan/’Irish Independent’

When students from one Dublin school make radio contact with the International Space Station orbiting Earth today, they will have just between six and(...)

Leaving Cert student  Carla Warde, from Foxford, Co Mayo and fifth-year pupil Ciaran Flanagan, from Claremorris, Co Mayo, who enjoy coding and have received awards for their coding projects. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

“If you don’t understand how what you are using is built and what’s behind it, it’s the difference between technology controlling us and us controllin(...)

Prof Niall Moyna: “Schoolchildren should be taught about good lifestyle choices and not just biology that they learn from a book.” Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/ ©INPHO

Schoolchildren as young as 15 years of age are now presenting with warning signs of heart disease typically seen in people aged 55-60, according to ne(...)