Luke Rickard (16), a fourth year student at Gonzaga College Dublin, receives the inaugural Irish Young Philosopher Award from President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: UCD College of Social Sciences and Law

President Michael D Higgins has called for a deeper ethical reflection within schools , saying it was “incredibly important” to examine how online act(...)

Tony Brabazon. Photograph: Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

University College Dublin (UCD) has appointed Prof Anthony Brabazon to head up its College of Business, which includes the well-regarded Lochlann Quin(...)

 Fiona Ross She will formally take up the three-year post after appearing before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former National Library of Ireland director Fiona Ross is set to become chairwoman of troubled State-owned public transport group CIÉ. Minister for T(...)

Commissioner Phil Hogan in Europe House on Thursday to mark the awarding of €22m in EU funding for the Glanbia-led AgriChemWhey project. Photograph: Jason Clarke.

It’s not often that the announcement of EU funding for a relatively obscure bio-engineering project manages to attract an EU commissioner, a Governmen(...)

Robert Mac Giolla Phadraig is chief commercial officer and founding director of Sigmar Recruitment

Capitalism loves to bang on about competition and the value of the marketplace. So why do does a degree in business deserve your precious business, an(...)

  University College Dublin was ordered to pay sociologist Dr Anne Cleary €30,000 and promote her retrospectively to senior lecturer from February 15th, 2015. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

University College Dublin has been ordered to pay €30,000 to an academic after it was found to have discriminated against her when passing her over fo(...)

Kevin Barry was hanged on November 1st, 1920, aged 18 in an act that inflamed Irish public opinion

A newly discovered letter written by Kevin Barry on the eve of his execution in 1920 has come to light and will be sold at auction next month. Sheppar(...)

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home, Galway. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The “lost children of Tuam” are buried in an unmarked grave, a vault adjoining a septic tank on the site of a former mother-and-baby home. Decades aft(...)

FenuHealth co-founders Annie Madden and Kate Madden set up a successful equine health company built on work done as  students taking part in the Young Scientist competition.

Are entrepreneurs natural-born business people who somehow know how to handle office politics, coax funders out of the bushes, deal with finance and b(...)

The Medical Protection website notes that 'soundalike and lookalike drug pairs . . . have been involved in errors and near misses in Irish hospitals'.

According to James Joyce “a man’s errors are his portals of discovery”, and in medicine, health professionals are faced with more “portals of discover(...)

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