Conall Wiliamson, a UCC student, started a “no detriment” petition  calling on the university to ensure students do not receive grades that are lower than ones they were awarded during the academic year.

Thousands of third-level students have signed petitions calling on their colleges to ensure their grades do not suffer as a result of disruption to ed(...)

Air traffic controllers have a very high cognitive ability called situational awareness. File photograph: Alan Betson

Critical thinking is the ability to objectively analyse and evaluate issues to form a judgement and our educational system is often criticised by busi(...)

Secondary school students  have been advised by their teachers to maintain the timetables of their school days as much as possible. Photograph: iStock

As students settle into their second full week of studying at home following closures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, schools and academic institu(...)

Michael Dowling, chief executive of Northwell Health. Photograph: Ron Adar/Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media via Getty

Michael Dowling has never seen anything like it. Speaking by phone from his office in Long Island, New York, he is looking out at the empty highway b(...)

A laboratory technician works with samples of potential Covid-19,  in the National Virus Reference Laboratory in Dublin. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Public health experts have cautioned against reading too much into figures that show concentrations of cases in Ireland of Covid-19 in people of worki(...)

Security guards are seen at Croke Park in Dublin, which is being used as a testing facility for Covid-19. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Patients should expect to wait up to a week after first making contact with their doctor for the results of Covid-19 tests, amid unprecedented levels (...)

The body must work to maintain the multitasking brain we developed over long evolutionary time and if the brain is not actively exercised on an ongoing basis its capacity tends to decline. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Probably the single most effective thing you can do to improve your general health is to take plenty of aerobic exercise. It is well established that (...)

The plea was issued on behalf of Ireland’s Universities and Institutes of Technology by the Irish Universities Association and the Technological Higher Education Association. Photograph: Getty

The Presidents of all of Ireland’s Universities and Institutes of Technology have issued a plea to every student to fully follow set guidelines on soc(...)

Applications for the next round of funding for the European Innovation Council’s (EIC) € 164 million accelerator programme fund closes at 4pm Irish time on Wednesday

The European Commission has issued an urgent call to start-ups and other small businesses with technologies that could help combat the coronavirus out(...)

Margaret Molloy

Ireland has a network of diplomats working hard for the country all around the world, but ahead of St Patrick’s Day this year, even though events and (...)

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