A computer animation provided by European Space Agency (ESA) in Darmstadt, Germany showing the ESA satellite Rosetta during its approach on earth. Rosetta reached the comet’s orbit in August 2014 after its launch from Earth in 2004. Photograph: C Careau/ EPA

Space research pushes the frontiers of our knowledge – in recent times it has “caught” a comet, detected ripples in spacetime called gravitational wav(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh declined to say whether he will follow the NCCA’s advice when he is given it. Photograph: Alan Betson

Official advice to the Minister for Education on whether history should be compulsory for junior cycle students has been delayed until next month. Th(...)

7.30am My partner’s job has regular hours so I’m up with him and have builders tea with milk and Marmite on sourdough toast. 10.30am I’ll work for a (...)

Assuming the revenue windfall is temporary, which is still open to debate, the analysis suggests the Government could generate bigger budgetary surpluses by saving the money, which could then be used to pay down debt or build up fiscal resources for use in a future downturn. File photograph: iStockPhoto

The Government’s finances have been boosted by up to €7 billion in the last four years, because of surging tax receipts and lower interest rate repaym(...)

The complexity of Brexit has shown how deeply entangled the global economy is. Photograph: iStockphoto

Business is the most international of all subjects. The complexity of Brexit has shown how deeply entangled the global economy is, and how difficult i(...)

The sizeable fees are a deterrent to many and it can put the course out of reach but there are ways and means to fund an MBA. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

Deciding to opt for an MBA (Master of Business Administration) might be a costly decision, but it can be an investment that pays off several times ove(...)

The Greeks regarded the heavens as the epitome of perfection. All flaws and blemishes were confined to the terrestrial domain. Since the circle is per(...)

Prof Andrew J Deeks, president of UCD, and Cathriona Hallahan, managing director of Microsoft Ireland. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

A series of qualifications to improve the understanding of officials in digital policy creation are being developed by University College Dublin with (...)

The biggest systemic risk facing Ireland, aside from Brexit, is its high dependence on multinational firms, according to Philip Lane.   Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Banks in Ireland are beginning to realise there’s a downside risk to their top regulator moving on. The last Central Bank governor, Patrick Honohan, (...)

The issue has been linked to children and underage gamblers. Photograph: iStock

Constantly evolving social media platforms are “blurring the lines” between gambling and online games, researchers have warned. The issue has been l(...)

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