A Deliveroo rider: ‘if and when required’ work is a feature of the gig economy. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

New legislation provides some welcome rights for “low hours” employees. But for zero-hours workers, the provisions of the Employment (Miscellaneous Pr(...)

Dr Michal Osiak and Dr Patrick Cronin. Photograph: Oisin McHugh True Media

A novel surface coating developed by Irish startup, Mica NanoTech, could be the answer to the growing worldwide problem of superbug resistance. Develo(...)

‘It is time to interrogate Ireland’s two-tier healthcare system and its consequences.’ File photograph: Flashfilm/Getty Images

We are at a crossroads. It is time to interrogate Ireland’s two-tier healthcare system and its consequences. A system that divides us in terms of heal(...)

Munster’s Niall Scannell takes on Edinburgh’s WP Nel during the Heineken Champions Cup quarter final at Murrayfield. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Champions Cup semi-finals: Saracens v Munster Kick off: 3pm, Saturday. Venue: Ricoh Arena. How to follow: The Irish Times li(...)

Peter O’Mahony during a Munster squad session at University of Limerick ahead of Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final against Saracens. Photograph: Inpho

Historical references without context are of little relevance so Munster’s defeat to Saracens in a Champions Cup semi-final at the Aviva stadium two y(...)

Hospital cleaners are among the thousands of support staff across the country who will be balloted on strike action. File photograph: Getty

The Government is facing a potential national strike by support staff in hospitals across the country including porters, security personnel, cleaners (...)

Projects from the life and physical sciences, humanities and social sciences were awarded funding. Photograph: Getty Images

Ground-breaking basic research in the Republic is to benefit from €12 million in State funding with 12 leading researchers each benefiting from €1 mil(...)

 (L/R) Áine Kenny of NUIG,  Aaron Bowman and Muireann O’Shea of UCD, Dylan O’Neill also of UCD  and Niamh Lynch TCD were among the   finalists for this years student media awards. Photograph:James Forde

NUI Galway publication Sin was awarded college newspaper of the year at the National Student Media Awards on Thursday night. The bi-weekly publicati(...)

65 Roses Day: Alfie Dardis, age 6 From Stepaside , who lives with cystic fibrosis, and his best friend, Ava Casserly, age 6 from Dundrum pictured at the launch. Photo: Tom Honan

Almost 1,400 people are currently living with cystic fibrosis (CF) in Ireland. The incidence of this chronic inherited lung disease is higher in Irela(...)

Niall Prendergast, originally from Rathfarnham in Dublin now lives in Brisbane Australia where he works as a reliability engineer for Komatsu Australia

Niall Prendergast, originally from Rathfarnham in Dublin, now lives in Brisbane, Australia where he works as a reliability engineer for Komatsu Austra(...)

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