A loaded Makarov 9mm pistol and silencer was located in the search. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

A loaded pistol, shotgun cartridges and bullets have been found on waste ground in west Dublin by gardaí targeting feuding gangs in the area. Gardaí,(...)

Niamh O’Donohoe, the young National Botanic Gardens-trained horticulturist

What does it take to make a career as a professional horticulturist? A strong back? Green fingers? A love of nature and of working alone outdoors? A w(...)

Ireland’s institutes of technology offer a wide range of science, technology and engineering courses. Photograph: iStock

IADT When is open day? November 24th (10am-4pm) November 25th (10am-4pm) Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology is a renowned cent(...)

Connemara Maths Academy, in Delphi Resort on the Wild Atlantic Way, attract children from all over the world.
Summer of science

Summer is coming and, with it, parents will scramble to find ways to keep the kids busy. Increasingly, parents don’t just want the children out of the(...)

Prof Brian Norton, president, DIT. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

A second group of senior academics in the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has criticised the lack of engagement around a proposed merger with two(...)

DIT academic staff have written to Prof Brian Norton saying they fear the complicated merger will be botched. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Senior academic staff at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) have accused its president of failing to take seriously their concerns about plans t(...)

The employment rate of new graduates in the last couple of years has been rising steadily. Photograph: Getty Images

Your final year has begun, but you may already be thinking ahead to what you want to be doing after you graduate. You may have noticed that the gradu(...)

The President of Maynooth University, Philip Nolan

President of Dublin City University – Professor Brian MacCraith The core objective of education today should be to enable students to flourish in the(...)

The scale of contract cheating is difficult to estimate, though there have been about 1,000 cases of students in Ireland being disciplined for plagiarism since 2010

The Department of Education is planning to introduce laws to prosecute “essay mill” companies who offer to write students’ assignments in exchange fo(...)

Students are advised to seek out advice from career guidance centres, graduate offices and careers fairs before considering their options. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

College may have been a blast but thoughts must turn now to what you hope, or plan, to be doing by the time you return your graduation gown and frame (...)

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