Should graduates apply for jobs which they may not feel qualified for? Photograph: iStock/Getty

The actor Liam Neeson famously conveys the advantages of enjoying a “particular set of skills” during a phone call with the man who has kidnapped his (...)

Tara Mundow has been married for seven years and says not having children is the right thing for them and they have no regrets about their mutual decision. Photograph: Alan Betson

“People say I’d be a super mom and maybe I would be, but I just don’t want to be,” says Tara Mundow (44), one of an increasing number of women in Irel(...)

Prof Emmeline Hill and Prof Lisa Katz have been awarded over €880,000 to investigate the dynamic interplay between the inherited DNA sequence of a horse and the environment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

A broad range of Irish scientific research is to be supported by the latest round of Science Foundation Ireland’s Frontiers for the Future programme –(...)

NUI Galway. Photograph: Nevan McCartin

While university campuses have been closed down and the public cannot gather in any significant numbers for the foreseeable future, third-level instit(...)

Sandrine Ndahiro

Irish black voices are being “muffled and brushed aside” according a new documentary released later this week which examines racism in Ireland. The U(...)

Students at Trinity College protesting earlier in the year  about proposed rent increases. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Dublin City University (DCU) has said it is reversing a plan to increase the cost of on-campus accommodation from September. This follows a similar d(...)

The new programme builds on research carried which   senior criminals groom children for a life of offending with the promise of money, drugs and status. Photograph: David Sleator

A pilot programme to disrupt organised crime and prevent children being drawn into criminal gangs is to be launched this year by the Government and th(...)

Prof Tewfik Soulimane, an Algerian national who is head of chemical sciences at UL’s Bernal Institute with Dr Maireád Moriarty, assistant dean of arts, humanities and social sciences at UL. Photograph: Brian Arthur

The Algerian government is to fund hundreds of PhD students to study at University of Limerick (UL) under a deal estimated to be worth up to €20 milli(...)

Two  students remain in hospital after they got into difficulty on a river in Co Kerry at the weekend. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A 20-year-old University of Limerick (UL) student is in a critical condition in hospital after she and a fellow student got into difficulty while kaya(...)

Xinxin Xiao: ‘Health is an eternal theme of mankind’

Congratulations on winning the Royal Irish Academy’s Kathleen Lonsdale Chemistry Prize for your PhD – what was that project about? Thank you. My PhD (...)

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