Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris pictured during a video conference with the presidents of the Connacht Ulster Alliance to discuss plans for a new technological university for the west and northwest.

Plans to form a new technological university for the west and northwest region have moved a step closer after an alliance of three institutes of techn(...)

The plea was issued on behalf of Ireland’s Universities and Institutes of Technology by the Irish Universities Association and the Technological Higher Education Association. Photograph: Getty

The Presidents of all of Ireland’s Universities and Institutes of Technology have issued a plea to every student to fully follow set guidelines on soc(...)

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. File photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has sent a video message of solidarity with climate protesters in Cork. She also endorsed opposition to (...)

A file image of Lough Hyne in Skibbereen, Co Cork which a residents’ group is concerned could be impacted by plans to build a plastics factory in the area

Opponents of a plastics factory proposed for Skibbereen, Co Cork are to apply to the High Court for leave to bring judicial review proceedings over An(...)

Brothers Fergal and Kevin Quinn, co founders of Hen and Stag Sligo: the business brings €4 million to the town, says Bloomberg. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Even as they were polishing the boardroom table in Sligo’s Institute of Technology in preparation for today’s much anticipated Cabinet meeting, news b(...)

Sherna Malone and husband Brendan McCormack, with twin daughters Ella (left) and Zoe in Rosscarbery, Co Cork.  Photograph: Emma Jervis Photography

Nobody ever decides to join the rat race. But it has a way of creeping up on you. One minute you’re in college, cramming for exams, and happier than a(...)

Julie Sinnamon, chief executive of Enterprise Ireland. “We live in uncertain times, and Brexit will prove a challenge for many regional enterprises”

Small and medium-sized enterprises have been advised to carry out their own research on how Britain’s EU exit will affect their business. Enterprise (...)