At the launch of Maths Week 2013 were pupils from St Brigid’s Primary School and St Mary’s Boys’ National School, Dublin - Anshika Gupta, Mathew Hall Fitzsimons and Callum Goad - with Minister of State for Innovation and Research Sean Sherlock.  Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

The eighth annual Maths Week gets under way tomorrow, with hundreds of events planned through the week across Ireland, North and South. So far, more t(...)

Waterford Institute of Technology has launched High Court action against its former president Prof Kieran Byrne to recover more than €110,000 spent on a range of flights, hospitality, books and subsistence. Photograph: Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times

Waterford Institute of Technology has launched High Court action against its former president Prof Kieran Byrne to recover more than €110,000 spent on(...)

Staff member  Siobhan Hayes vacuums the Waterford Crystal visitors’ centre as workers hold a meeting during a sit-in in 2009. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Less than half a decade since it was one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, the former Waterford Crystal factory is now being ra(...)

From left; Saoirse Leonard, Laura Smith and Sharon Dore, joined third level students from Dublin and Maynooth taking part in ‘Fight for your future now’ a demonstrations to protest against the possibility of cuts in maintenance grant in the Budget– on Molesworth Street, Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hundreds of students marching in Dublin today heard that “targeted cuts” to grants would result in “targeted voting” by the student cohort. Head of th(...)

From left: Smart Wall Paint’s Ronan Clarke and Denise Doran with Minister for Research and Innovation Seán Sherlock at last week’s Big Ideas event at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin

Forget the soccer and the rugby balls, it was ideas and inventions being bounced around last week at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin when 21 new technolog(...)

Fine Gael TD Damian English: presented the report

IDA Ireland should open a regional office and appoint a director for the southeast to address the unemployment crisis in the region, a joint Oire(...)

Stephanie Gratton, owner of the Crescent Creche in Monkstown, Dublin, with Gus Murphy (3), Harry Fuller (3) and Jamie White (4). Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Sickening scenes of little children being flipped over like rag dolls, toddlers trying to walk while strapped to chairs and vulnerable tots being swor(...)

Congregation of the  Romanian Pentecostal Church near Mulhuddart. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Changes in the practice of religion in Ireland can be witnessed in industrial estates dotted around the country.Dozens of warehouses on obscure back r(...)

‘How can we be sure global warming isn’t part of a natural cycle?” a colleague asked at lunchtime recently. “Climate has always changed – look at the (...)

Questions poured into The Irish Times website yesterday, as both students and parents explored the implications of the Leaving Certificate results.

The questions poured into The Irish Times website yesterday, as both students and parents explored the implications of the Leaving Certificate result(...)

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