People are escorted to safety by aid workers at the airport of the coastal city of Beira in central Mozambique on March 19th after the area was hit by the Cyclone Idai. Photograph: Adrien Barbier/AFP/Getty

Cyclone Idai emerged out of the Indian Ocean. It hit land over Mozambique, and from there caused destruction over vast areas as it tracked over neigh(...)

Prof Damien Woods of Maynooth University. Photograph: Daniel Balteanu

An Irish scientist, now working at Maynooth University, has helped create DNA molecules that, when combined together, can perform the functions of a t(...)

Students born outside Ireland are exempt from Irish requirements for entry to National University of Ireland colleges. Photograph: iStock

My son in transition year is eligible to be exempt from Irish for the Leaving Certificate under National University of Ireland rules, given that he wa(...)

The Leaving Cert higher level Irish paper

This week it emerged that several thousand students are opting not to sit the Leaving Cert Irish exam each year. So why are so many students opting n(...)

Part of crowd striking for climate change on Molesworth street, Dublin. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Young people across Ireland are protesting this lunchtime at 37 rallies seeking urgent action to address the growing threat of climate breakdown. The(...)

Gamiya Muftau said he was sorry and had not realised the money was stolen

A man has received a two-year sentence for his role in a major money-laundering operation during which over €360,000 was stolen from Maynooth Universi(...)

Several thousand school children rally in a climate protest  in Bergen, Norway. Photograph:  EPA

Thousands of children are set to skip school on Friday in protest over inaction on climate change, but their actions are posing a dilemma for school p(...)

“Masters courses generally include internships and study at home or abroad, together with advanced project work – all useful for sharpening career focus and advancing skills and aptitudes”

1. A statement of intent “Doing a postgrad indicates a strong work ethic and commitment to your career,” says Mary Hosty, a career guidance expert an(...)

For students hoping to begin a postgraduate in the 2020-21 academic year, now is a good time to begin researching.

As attention turns towards final undergraduate projects and exams, you may also start thinking about the next step and how you’re going to fund your p(...)

Rowan Kelly (front) from Bray with other members of Climate Strike Fridays for Future, spending their thirteenth  consecutive Friday protesting about climate change outside the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

During a talk on climate change a few years ago, secondary school pupil Conal O’Boyle heard something which jolts him still. “We were told that kids (...)

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