Dick Ahlstrom

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 Megan Addie Douglas, Oaklands Community College, Offaly, with her project, Do Wind Turbines Affect People, Animals, or the Environment? at the BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition at the RDS today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Judging in the 50th BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition gets under way today as almost 1,200 students aged from 12 to 18 descend on the RDS. (...)

John Monaghan, the first young scientist winner in 1965, built a working model of the human stomach

Past winners of the annual BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition have gone on to pursue a wide variety of careers. There are teachers, bankers,(...)

Ruairí Quinn: Minister said new legislation  will bring the teaching profession into line with similar regulatory bodies such as the Medical Council or An Bord Altranais.

The power to sanction underperforming teachers and suspend them from their posts will finally be given to the Teaching Council a full 12 years after t(...)

Trinity College Dublin: has 4,776 postgrads, 1,924 students using online learning and 44 per cent of its staff are between 20 and 39. Photograph: Frank Miller

The performance of each of Ireland’s third-level institutions can be compared in unprecedented detail with the introduction of a new performance-prof(...)

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly launching the SafeFood campaign on childhood obesity this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Scientists have found a link in children as young as six years of age between childhood obesity and the later development of type 2 diabetes, cancer a(...)

Sally Maguire Asti president and Pat King, general secretary, wait for the Haddington Road ballot results at their head office on Winetavern Street Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland has voted to accept the revised Haddington Road agreement by a margin of 57 per cent for and 43 per (...)

The figures show 52 per cent of level eight graduates and 72 per cent of level nine/10 graduates were in employment. Of the level eights, 42 per cent were working within Ireland and 10 per cent overseas, while 61 per cent of level nine/10s were working here while 11 per cent were overseas

A degree in computing makes you highly employable, and those with postgraduate degrees in computing are even more so. These degrees also increase the (...)

The union had ’repeatedly sought concrete practical details’ of the proposed Junior Cert reform but the department had not provided this, TUI president Gerard Craughwell said yesterday. Photograph: The Irish Times

The threat of school closures in January hangs over a ballot of the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI), the results of which should be (...)

Grants are being provided next year to encourage more women with science degrees to remain in research or return to it after a break or career pause. (...)

Speaking at the launch of the report yesterday, Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn said: “I think it is a wonderful tribute to the teachers” and “transformational” for pupils involved. Photograph: Eric Luke

Primary pupils in disadvantaged urban areas are seeing major improvements in their reading and maths skills as a result of a programme that provides e(...)

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