John Boland

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Louise O’Keeffe with the Spirit of Mother Jones award. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Campaigner Louise O’Keeffe told of how honoured and humbled she felt to become the first Cork person to receive the Spirit of Mother Jones Award, whic(...)

Minister for Enterprise Heather Humphreys. In June, the Minister secured the backing of Cabinet for plans to introduce a minimum five-year expiry date on gift vouchers. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Plans to introduce legislation stopping companies from charging maintenance fees on gift cards or selling vouchers with expiry limits of less than fiv(...)

On the research image of the year shortlist: A 3D printed miniature model of Trinity College’s iconic Campanile shown in front of a housefly (Musca domestica). The model is only 2mm tall. It was fabricated using 3D two-photon lithography in AMBER’s new Additive Research Laboratory, where a unique suite of cutting edge Additive Manufacturing tools - 3D printers - are used in cross platform projects including energy storage systems, opto-electronics and medical devices. Photograph: Dr Matthias Kremer TCD

A scientist who is one the world’s leading researchers on nanoscale materials has received the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Researcher of the Year(...)

Trinity College Library: TCD welcomed its higher ranking which placed it in the top 1% of universities worldwide. Photograph: The Irish Times

Ireland’s top universities are climbing back up international rankings following a decade of cutbacks which meant many of them tumbled down influentia(...)

Trinity College Dublin’s Dean of Research Prof John Boland welcomed the fact the university has recaptured top spot among  Irish universities, but expressed concern at a drop of 30 places overall in the space of one year. File photograph: Getty Images

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has admitted a “really stupid mistake” it made saw it drop down the rankings of the world’s best universities. The unive(...)

Mercy University Hospital, Cork. Photograph: Google street view

A 37-year-old man who threatened to kill a psychiatric nurse after he was caught selling heroin to a patient in a psychiatric ward in a Cork hospital (...)

Peter Cassells, right, chairman of the expert group on higher education. He called the funding model for the sector  broken. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A college graduate could expect to pay €100-€150 per month over 10-15 years if a student loan scheme is introduced in Ireland, according to experts. (...)

Front Square in Trinity College Dublin. Irish universities are bracing themselves for further falls in international rankings this week.

Irish universities are bracing themselves for further falls in international rankings this week, with the publication of the influential Times Higher (...)

Trinity College Dublin:  the only Irish university ranked in the top 100 international universities.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A decade of higher educational cutbacks means nearly all of Ireland’s universities are continuing to fall in international rankings and the decline w(...)

 Managing director of Agile Networks Darragh Richardson  and John Boland, chief executive of HEAnet: Agile Networks has secured a seven-year contract with HEAnet which will see them provide a 100 gigabyte internet network to HEAnet. Photograph:  Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Irish-owned Agile Networks has secured a seven-year contract worth €5 million to provide a 100 gigabyte internet network to HEAnet, which provides con(...)

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