Rian Byrne, a pupil at Coláiste Chill Mhantáin, Co Wicklow, with elements of his project looking at how effectiveness of honey as a health food can be measured. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Building a “bioreactor” in one’s bedroom comes with inevitable downsides, but Greg Tarr believed the outcome of his endeavours could lead to a better (...)

Dr Florian Maisonneuve  during senior science class at the Nord Anglia International School. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

It’s 7.45am and traffic is crawling. You pass the sprawling new European headquarters for Microsoft and the gleaming offices of global firms such as M(...)

Children attending the Nord Anglia International School in a drum workshop. About €14m has been invested in the school to date. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

The arrival of the country’s most expensive school is a sign of what is likely to be a major new growth area: education targeted at children of mobile(...)

Barbara Ennis, principal of Alexandra College in Dublin 6: “Parents have a choice and they want to invest in their children’s education.”  Photograph: David Sleator

Not so long ago, many private schools were facing falling student numbers, government funding cuts and an uncertain future. Several private schools o(...)

Homeless woman Denise McCoy, who has had a stroke and is partially paralysed, is ‘terrified’ of being discharged from hospital. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

A Dublin woman, who had a stroke 16 months ago and is paralysed down one side, is “terrified” of being discharged from hospital into a homeless hostel(...)

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(...)

Bright sparks: Alexandra Kenny   and Eve Healy from Santa Sabina Dominican College, whose  project is on smog in rainwater, and Shane Curran (centre) from Terenure College with his project on automated logistics for couriers at  the  oung Scientist and Technology Exhibition. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Is seaweed good for fixing your foot blister? What can bird poop tell you about the bird? Can video games make you smarter? And are boys or girls bet(...)

I tug harder on the worn edges of the fabric, wrapping myself further in my torn, patchwork coat in a desperate bid to warm myself. A fine mist spills(...)

Claire Nichols from Sutton Park School with her project, Correlation or Coincidence?, at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A student has more than doubled her money on the stock market by selling and buying stocks whenever a solar flare occurs.Claire Nichols’ flutter on(...)

Ruarc Gahan, who has died aged 88, was the radical first headmaster of Sutton Park School, whose vision was for it to be a free, non -denominational, (...)

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