Plastic water bottles will be phased out of DCU by 2020. Photograph:  Andrew Parsons/PA Wire

Dublin City University has announced it is to become “plastic-free” by 2020 beginning with the immediate withdrawal from use of plastic cups at all it(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: said in his Budget speech last October that increased exchequer funding would allow for 1,800 additional staff to be recruited. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Doubts have emerged as to whether a Government promise to appoint an additional 1,800 frontline health service staff next year will be realised. Mini(...)

Progress in implementing many recommendations aimed at overcoming barriers to the recruitment and retention of doctors in Irish hospitals remains slow(...)

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minster for Culture Josepha Madigan, and Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture Youth and Sport at the inaugural Creative Ireland Forum in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Maxwell

National cultural institutions and infrastructure such as the National Library and Abbey Theatre can expect to see their biggest capital investment si(...)

Physics in action: The shortage of qualified teachers threatens to undermine Government plans to make Ireland the best in Europe in so-called Stem subjects – science, technology, engineering and maths – within a decade. File photograph: Getty Images

As few as six graduates are in training to be physics teachers in secondary schools, new figures indicate. The shortage of qualified teachers threate(...)

There has been a “very deliberate policy on the part of the State of increasing the number of people with doctoral education”, says the Higher Education Authority. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of people in Ireland with doctorates has doubled in the past 10 years, in line with State policy to improve the country’s research credenti(...)

A new safety app is being made available to students and staff at Dublin City University. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin City University is to provide around-the-clock emergency supports to staff and students through a new safety app, which links users with the co(...)

Philip King, musician and founder of Other Voices, has been recruited to develop an arts and culture event to be held at the university over a number of days. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Dublin City University is planning to create a “North Dublin cultural quarter” as part of new five-year plan for the development of the college. The (...)

 Professor John Coolahan,  Sonia O’Sullivan and Labhrás Ó Murchú at the ceremony in DCU where they were awarded Honorary Doctorates. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

She won every major honour on the track and now Sonia O’Sullivan has received another honorary degree - Dublin City University awarding her a Doctor o(...)

Participants of the Future Creators programme, which allows teenagers to get creative with technology. Photograph:  Peter Houlihan

What happens when you encourage teenagers to create with technology? Adding creativity to the mix has been a winning formula for Future Creators, an a(...)

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