Sean O’Boyle:  A natural publisher, he took to the trade like a duck to water: first with Veritas, then establishing Columba Press as his own imprint

The death of Sean O’Boyle in a Dublin hospital after a long illness ends an era in Irish publishing. He was founder of Columba Press, which specialise(...)

Overall BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year 2017 Shane Curran from Terenure College. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The following projects at the 2016 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition have been described as highly commended. Biological and Ecological J(...)

Biology is the most popular non-compulsory subject, with 34,921 (62 per cent) of students sitting the paper this year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Biology students faced a tough paper which spanned a wide variety of topics on the syllabus and required students to have an in-depth knowledge of th(...)