Pat O Connor

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Limerick’s Declan Hannon lifts the Division 1 league trophy. Photograph: Inpho

Limerick 0-36 Clare 1-23 Gulp. The scoreboard doesn’t lie. In winter or in summer, Limerick’s young guns are capable of extraordinary scoring feats a(...)

Research which draws on the Growing Up in Ireland study shows that from an early age girls’ performance at maths is underestimated by teachers and parents relative to boys.

Gender stereotyping is resulting in girls’ performance at maths being significantly underestimated by teachers and parents from primary school onwards(...)

Brian and Frank Lohan of Clare  tackle Johnny Dooley of Offaly during the 1995 All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph:     Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Clare 1-13 Offaly 2-8 After what had been a blistering summer, the weather ran out in early September and the All-Ireland hurling final was played in(...)

VRAI co-founders Niall Campion and Pat O’Connor with the rest of the team.

VRAI, a Dublin-based virtual reality remote training simulation provider, has secured €1.2 million in seed funding from angel investors and Enterprise(...)

Great Irish movies: Eamonn Owens as Francie Brady in The Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordan

IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person will sincerely claim that(...)

A virtual reality training project with the United Nations mine action service in Somalia.

Gabriel D’Arcy is not the typical chairman of a technology company. Originally starting his career in the Defence Forces, the path to VRAI took him th(...)

In the aftermath of the Brett Kavanaugh controversy, and on the eve of International Day of the Girl, a parody song about what a frightening moment th(...)

Women remain under represented in the senior ranks of universities. Photograph: Getty Images

Women in Irish universities make up 51 per cent of those at lecturer level (the entry level for academic posts) but only 24 per cent of those at full (...)

Clare’s Jason McCarthy scores the final equalising point in an incident-packed semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Galway 1-30 Clare 1-30 [After extra time] Clare had lamented for the past five years their inability get back to Croke Park and Saturday’s extra(...)

From a starting point of being sceptical about staging both All-Ireland semi-finals on the same weekend, I ended up sold on the idea of it being a hur(...)

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