Waterford has a well-established life-sciences cluster. Photograph: iStock
Southern charms

With property prices and wages in Dublin spiralling ever upwards, more companies are beginning to see the merits of having an office outside the capit(...)

Lots of parents or guardians are keen to support their sons and daughters. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images
Should you bring the parents?

Is it mortifying to bring mum to the open day? Would it be a social disaster to be seen with your dad? Not so much, say some students. Ben Smith, a (...)

They gym is often the first port of call for students checking out a college’s sports facilities. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Careers and courses, courses and careers: open days have a clear focus. In the lead-up, students will be advised to take to Qualifax and CareersPortal(...)

As a third-level student you will have time to explore many areas of interest. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Starting college for the first time might seem like a challenge. Even some of the smaller colleges will have thousands more students than your seconda(...)

Rebecca Kelly, left, and Breda Kenny, both from Castlecomer Community School, Co Kilkenny,  at the Trinity College Open Day with a Lightening Ball which contains a mixture of gases that generate electromagnetic waves

University College Cork When is open day? The full schedule is available on ucc.ie/opendays. Life on campus For its 21,000 students, campus life(...)

Extreme weather events, involving storm surges, flooding and destructive winds, have become part of everyday life – and the situation is likely to worsen. Photgraph: NASA Earth Observatory/ AFP/ Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warned of a “national emergency” as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia battered the country yesterday. After years in which succ(...)

Jibes about arts degrees and low-paying jobs provide plenty of material for meme makers online. Many colleges are now reforming their courses to place a greater focus on boosting graduates’ employability

They’ve always been an easy target. And nowadays, jibes about arts degrees and low-paying jobs provide plenty of material for meme-makers online. “Oh(...)

Europe’s commitment to the Paris accord on climate change reaches a critical point on Friday with negotiations between member states on the EU’s ‘cornerstone measures’

The Government has been accused of availing of a series of “concessions and loopholes” which will allow Ireland to reduce its commitments to curbing c(...)

 Mount Agung volcano is obscured by clouds. Photograph: Sonny Tumbelaka/Getty

The world is facing into a century of extreme weather disruption as a consequence of global warming, but volcanic activity is going to be “the joker i(...)

More than 300 senior gardaí from across the country are expected to attend a two-day Garda “think-tank” on Thursday and Friday which will examine the (...)