Catherine Nevin  entering the Central Criminal Court during her trial. She  was given a life sentence in April 2000 after being found guilty of murdering her husband Tom. Photograph: Collins

It was in October 2016 that I received a call informing me that Catherine Nevin had been diagnosed with cancer, that she had been given months to live(...)

‘Living a philosophical life is seen by some to be necessary to live a good life.’ Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Philosophy is undergoing an image transformation similar to that in science some time ago. Once seen as the preserve of old men with beards, the disci(...)

The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe, in Belgium

Maynooth University has cancelled a visit by some of its students to the Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe because of concerns over governance at(...)

More than €2 billion will go towards expanding institutes of technology and part-funding ambitious developments in the university sector.

Plans to expand universities and institutes of technology to meet growing student numbers forms a key part of the Government’s 10 year National Develo(...)

A visual representation of the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

The energy footprint of bitcoin mining is beginning to outstrip the Republic’s entire energy consumption, according to research from Maynooth Universi(...)

Patrick Pye at the RHA annual exhibition in 2007. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“One of the great individualists,” is how artist and Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) president, Mick O’Dea, describes Patrick Pye who died on Thursday. (...)

Children from  schools in Tipperary gather at the Department of Education in 2017 to protest at their ‘exclusion’ from the Deis scheme. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government’s support scheme for children in disadvantaged schools is failing to narrow the achievement gap with other schools, an Oireachtas commi(...)

Discussions about the so-called “gig economy” are usually in the context of large firms such as Deliveroo, Uber and Airbnb. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

About 200,000 people are working in temporary or non-permanent employment arrangements in Ireland, new official figures suggest. The research commiss(...)

Come On Live Long: Daithí O’Connor (far left)

“Having left Maynooth University in 2008 with a degree in music technology, I moved into a gaff with my close friends in Drumcondra. The downturn was (...)

 Prof Siobhán Clarke, director of Enable

A team of 60 researchers working with 25 companies is to embark on a €14.5 million project to show how Irish cities can exploit internet technology to(...)

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