Steve Slusarski pedals Stephen McManus, founder The Bike Hub on Dun Laoghaire Pier. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Many people told us about kind healthcare workers, carers, supermarket staff, cafe owners and community volunteers who made their days better We(...)

The great thing about horticulture is that there are courses available from degree to PhD level. Photograph: iStock

My daughter is very environmentally aware, enjoys biology and is considering a horticulture degree programme. What types of careers are available for (...)

‘There are transferable skills taught throughout the course, including research, writing, critical thinking and public speaking.’ Photograph: iStock

The popularity of TV shows and films such as Suits and Legally Blonde made the idea of a career in legal affairs an enticing option for many prospecti(...)

Matt Melvin, principal of St Etchen’s National School in Kinegad, Co Westmeath, helping to clean a classroom. Photograph: Alan Betson

1. Keeping schools open Large-scale school closures look unlikely – but the challenge of maintaining in-person teaching will remain due to staff shor(...)

Mask-wearing in school: young children often adapt to new norms better than adults. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In years to come, historians will no doubt look back on the Covid-19 pandemic as a period during which governments around the world faced many ethical(...)

Walk-in clinics will continue this week in a bid to give the booster vaccine to as many as possible, says the head of the HSE’s vaccination campaign. Photograph: iStock

In an acceleration of the booster vaccine rollout, 23 vaccine centres are open for walk-ins without appointments on Monday, while more centres are exp(...)

One in four Leaving Cert students who go to college  drop out of their course before completing their degree. Photograph: iStock

One in four Leaving Cert students who go to college next year will likely drop out of their course before completing their degree. That’s based on tre(...)

Ireland has a natural abundance of bioeconomy resources, says Skillnet Ireland’s Dave Flynn. File photograph: Getty Images

One of the highlights of the organic farming year will take place at the Landmark Hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon from November 8th to 12th next. Organise(...)

Ireland has a natural abundance of bioeconomy resources, says Skillnet Ireland’s Dave Flynn. File photograph: Getty Images

One of the highlights of the organic farming year will take place at the Landmark Hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon from November 8th to 12th next. Organise(...)

Pictured from left are chair of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) governing body, Jim Moore; president of WIT  Prof Willie Donnelly; president of IT Carlow Dr Patricia Mulcahy; chair of IT Carlow governing body, John Moore. Photograph: Patrick Browne

The country’s newest technological university is on course to be established next year with the merger of IT Carlow and Waterford IT. Minister for Fu(...)

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