Student Leap Card application system available to agents across the country.

There is a “serious flaw” in the Student Leap Card system which allows college agents access to the personal details of a large number of students acr(...)

Kieran Mulvey  was most recently in the news when he mediated talks between Ryanair and a group of striking pilots. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Industrial relations troubleshooter Kieran Mulvey is set to join the board of Independent News & Media (INM) as a non-executive director. The tro(...)

Ryegrass grown under high carbon dioxide conditions, at UCD’s Programme for Experimental Atmospheres

Agricultural research in Ireland is increasingly seeking out new ways to deal with the environmental pressures of climate change. Met Éireann predicts(...)

Síona Cahill, president of the USI, speaks at the Emerging Ireland summer school.

Complacency is the biggest challenge facing young people involved in politics, despite the successful referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment, the h(...)

A fossil seedfern leaf which is 200 million years old. Photograph: Mark Widhalm, Field Museum Chicago

What can we learn from fossil plants and pollen? Plenty, it turns out, including how the Earth “greened” and how plants survived past periods of clima(...)

Children and parked cars are colour-coded on a monitor inside a Mercedes S-Class car. Photograph: Michaela Handrek-Rehle/Bloomberg

It’s no wonder that every tech firm and carmaker with a research-and-development budget to spare is getting on the autonomous, self-driving car bandwa(...)

Steven Holl Architects had competition from 98 teams from 28 countries and the shortlist included some of the world’s top design practices including Studio Libeskind, John Ronan Architects and Diller Scofidio + Renfro

A New York-based firm of architects has been selected to develop a €48 million centre for creative design and new entrance at University College Dubli(...)

A giant larvacean (the blue, tadpole-like animal) beats its tail, pumping water and microplastic beads (red dots) through its inner filter. Image: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

When we see pictures of beaches and seas choked with plastic, the impact of our throwaway culture sinks home. But the plastic we do not see is probabl(...)

 The demands that society make on healthcare increase the funding required at a level much in excess of the general cost of living.  Photograph: Getty Images

The dividend arising from investment in healthcare is prolonged high-quality survival. These added years may require ongoing medical treatment, which (...)

Students from fee-paying schools are far more likely to attend a handful of top Dublin-based universities, new figures show. Photograph: iStock

New figures show the extent of the “class gap” in higher education with students from fee-paying schools far more likely to attend a handful of top Du(...)

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