Rory Fitzpatrick, chief executive of the  National Space Centre Ltd, with students, Kate Buckley, Eimear Manning, Melanie McGrath and Abbie O’Mahony  in Glanmire Community College as the school made  direct contact with the  International Space Station. Photograph: Jim Coughlan.

It may not have been Ground Control to Major Tom but there was a spine-tingling moment when the static cleared and the pupils of Glanmire Community Co(...)

Leaving Cert student  Carla Warde, from Foxford, Co Mayo and fifth-year pupil Ciaran Flanagan, from Claremorris, Co Mayo, who enjoy coding and have received awards for their coding projects. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

“If you don’t understand how what you are using is built and what’s behind it, it’s the difference between technology controlling us and us controllin(...)

Catríona Crowe, the former head of special projects at the National Archive, has referred to “our depressing history of archival self-destruction”. Picture: RTÉ

On the occasion of her recent retirement from the National Archives of Ireland after a 42-year career, renowned archivist Catríona Crowe bade farewell(...)

Ailish Sheehan, (23), is from Kildimo, west of Limerick city.

DAVID RALEIGH An Irish rower has sustained serious head injuries in a freak fall, hours after winning a bronze medal at the FISU World University Ro(...)