SciFest STEM champion 2021 Clare Reidy

You won the SciFest National Final in November 2021, what was your project about? I wanted to figure out the most effective way to build a brick that(...)

HEAR and DARE schemes are designed to ensure equality of access to Higher Education in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

The Leaving Cert is often called a “fair” exam: everyone sits the same exam and it is marked anonymously. But fairness suggests an even playing fiel(...)

Matt Melvin, principal of St Etchen’s National School in Kinegad, Co Westmeath, helping to clean a classroom. Photograph: Alan Betson

1. Keeping schools open Large-scale school closures look unlikely – but the challenge of maintaining in-person teaching will remain due to staff shor(...)

Dáithí Ó Sé with the Rose of Tralee contestants in 2017. Photograph: Andres Poveda

The Rose of Tralee is to allow married women to compete in the festival and has confirmed that anyone who identifies as female can enter the competiti(...)

Caption: Artists' impressions of what the new Grangegorman campus for DIT will look like when fully completed.

Ireland will have seen five new universities established between the start of 2019 and the end of 2022. But in a relatively small country that already(...)

Ireland is now the largest per capita employer of medtech professionals in Europe with 40,000 people working in the industry

The Covid-19 pandemic has wrought disruption on an unprecedented scale, not least in the healthcare sector. Health service providers around the world (...)

GMIT (Galway Mayo Institute of Technology) will form part of the new Atlantic Technological University next year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

The name of the country’s newest university, to be established in the west and northwest region next year, has been revealed: Atlantic Technological U(...)

Declan Fuller of Killarney Mountain Meitheal group undertakes the difficult work of clearing rhododendron in Killarney National Park. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Ten years ago Flor McCarthy realised he had a major problem on his farm in MacGillycuddy’s Reeks. Not only was land being taken over by rhododendron, (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘The basic advice is that anybody who is symptomatic in any way in terms of respiratory illness should not go to school.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A further 3,161 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the State on Monday. As of 8am on Monday, there were 498 patients in the country’s hospita(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin speaks to Holy Cross Primary School pupils Alex O’Connor, Saoirse Hogan, Mark O’Driscoll and Gemma Gough as Science Foundation Ireland launched Science Week at Munster Technological University in Cork on Monday. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has paid tribute to Ireland’s regional technical colleges for helping to attract multinationals into the country and stimulat(...)

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