Danny O Hare

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It is remarkable that until now, Ireland has not had a children’s science centre. Photo: iStock

Imagine the BT Young Scientist for 365 days of the year! Imagine a science centre for young people where they could interact with state-of-the-art exh(...)

Young scientists engage in participative science at the launch of this year’s Galway Science and Technology Festival. Photo: Andrew Downes

Across the world science centres provide an important and successful means of communicating science to the public. We have been slow in getting off th(...)

Students are continually told to follow their heart, but those looking to pick up points can’t help but look at where they are, statistically, most likely to do well.  Photograph: Eric Luke

“Don’t worry, students won’t lose out under the new CAO points system.” Over the past year, the class of 2017 have heard this advice umpteen times. No(...)

Proponents say the new system will drastically reduce the number of students who miss out on their course due to random selection, and will incentivise more students to take subjects at higher level. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

As if students didn’t have enough to contend with. Between the Leaving Cert exams and the looming CAO change-of-mind deadline, sixth years have a lot (...)

The University of Melbourne is among the 45 third-level institutions planning on using Digitary’s platform

Digitary, a Dublin-headquartered company behind a popular digital documents platform used by third-level institutions across the world, has signed a d(...)

 Aine Hyland, emeritus professor of education at UCC. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

BIOGRAPHY Áine Hyland has been one of the most influential figures in Irish education over the past 50 years. After serving initially as a civil se(...)

Maria Cullen, a Leaving Cert student at Loreto Secondary School, Wexford town: “As far as I can tell, there’s good and bad in the new system. But none of my classmates seems too sure what it is about or how it will work.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Are you hoping that your child will get an A or B in next year’s Leaving Cert? Well, forget about it: they haven’t a hope. From 2017, the old familia(...)

Mount Carmel Hospital, DublinPhotograph: Aidan crawley

Well-known South Dublin maternity hospital Mount Carmel has written to the Medical Council to reject concerns raised by a fitness-to-practice i(...)