A total of 45 women-only posts are to be allocated over a three-year period. Photograph: iStock

Third-level colleges have received approval for 20 women-only professorships aimed at tackling gender inequality in higher education. The appointment(...)

John Dixon: “It’s about observing your peer group. If they are buying things, there must be a reason they’re buying them.”

John Dixon went to Edinburgh from London via Kilkenny to help his brother Padraic in business in 1981 and never went home. Georgian Antiques, which is(...)

Project sunroof: based on your address, it can estimate the hours of available sunlight per year and the square footage available for solar panels

Googler Carl Elkin has been working on a particularly interesting 20 per cent project that leverages the power of Google Maps and Google Earth. Projec(...)

Rails Girls began as in Helsinki in November 2010 as a free workshop for women interested in building web apps using the programming language Ruby. It now has workshops running throughout the world, including a recent event in Dublin

In 2008, young women accounted for 14 per cent of all undergraduates enrolling in computing courses at Dublin City University. Five years later(...)