Katie O’Dwyer: My partner and I live and breathe science, it’s a hobby as well as a job.

Your research is on parasites – what do you look at? I work on parasites that have complex life cycles spending parts of their lives in different anim(...)

Climate change activist, Saoi O’Connor (16): ‘No amount of COPs will change this, because the people who hold the power in those negotiations do not want it to change.’ Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Climate change experts and campaigners, including participants in the Dublin Climate Dialogues, were asked what their COP26 expectations are, and w(...)

Tyndall National Institute  researcher Dr Agnieszka Gocalinska. Tyndall has been at the forefront of quantum technology research in Ireland for 10 years. Photograph: Clare Keogh

The State is to scale up its capacity to exploit the rapidly emerging field of quantum computing by setting up its first dedicated quantum computer en(...)

Provost of Trinity College Dublin, Dr Patrick Prendergast; Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris; Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon; partner at Atlantic Bridge Dr Helen McBreen; and AIB chief executive Colin Hunt. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Specialist technology investor Atlantic Bridge has announced a €80 million investment fund for high-potential start-ups emerging from Irish universiti(...)

For most students, particularly at undergraduate level, colleges, universities, TUs and IoTs all serve the same broad purpose. Photograph: Getty

What’s in a name? Students working on their CAO form may be familiar with the different terms: university, technological university (TU), institute of(...)

Science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) courses were trumped as the most lauded area of study, but that acronym has evolved further to Steam, which includes the arts.

Students who are thinking of undertaking a degree in arts and humanities are often met with snorts of derision, or questions about how they’re ever go(...)

Faye Murphy: “I have no additional qualification to my arts degree and here I am, a language graduate, about to begin work in the tech sector.”

I had no idea about where I saw myself in terms of a career, but I knew that I absolutely loved Irish and I thought if I stuck with what I loved then (...)

Some students who are applying for science courses will already have a good sense of the type of course that interests them. Photograph: iStock

Science is one of the most popular choices for CAO applicants, and one that offers an abundance of career opportunities. Every university, technologi(...)

Working in law can be exciting and rewarding, and there’s always something new to learn

The long arm of the law isn’t confined to the work of solicitors and barristers: legal expertise is invaluable across a wide range of industries. Wh(...)

Veterinary medicine graduates can expect to work in mixed, small animal, farm animal or equine practice. Photograph: Getty

UCD: VETERINARY MEDICINE CAO Code: DN300 In this five-year course – the only one in Ireland – students learn about animal welfare; how to care for he(...)

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