Prof  Patrick Prendergast: “So much of the tech industry is going on here. Google, Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb – and it’s all right beside where we have our technology and enterprise centre.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Trinity College Dublin is drawing up plans to expand its campus into the heart of the “silicon docks” area of Dublin populated by Google, Facebook and(...)

Pleascach, who was runner-up at Navan, winning the Taggersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh last year. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Two future Group One winners emerged from the 2015 Irish Stallion Farms Salsabil Stakes and Curragh trainer Patrick Prendergast is hoping his star fil(...)

Sruthan, ridden by Chris Hayes, wins The Tote Irish Lincolnshire at the Curragh. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Paul Deegan saddled a memorable one-two in the Tote Irish Lincolnshire as Sruthan led home stablemate Aussie Valentine. The latter, better fancied in(...)

The Philadelphia chapter of the Friendly Sons will induct Irish Ambassador to the US Anne Anderson as the first honorary female. Photograph: Marty Katz

America’s oldest Irish society, the Friendly Sons of St Patrick, has agreed to admit female members for the first time when it marks its 245th anniver(...)

William C. Campbell at his home in North Andover, Massachusettsafter the announcement that he won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine EPA/CJ GUNTHER

This evening I’ll be celebrating the achievement of William C Campbell when he receives his Nobel Prize in Stockholm. Short of being awarded oneself, (...)

Children of Dublin collecting firewood from the ruined buildings damaged in the Easter Rising. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

It was “astonishing” that the Easter Rising was able to take place given the intelligence the British had in relation to its leaders, according to a T(...)

Atlantic Philanthropies founder Chuck Feeney (right) with president and chief executive Christopher Oechsli. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Atlantic Philanthropies is to give €138 million – its largest grant to date – to Trinity College Dublin and University of California San Francisco to (...)

Trinity College Dublin:  TCD  received a bronze award for the institution as a whole and   bronze awards at departmental level for the schools of chemistry,  physics and natural sciences. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the University of Limerick (UL) have become the first Irish higher education institutions to receive awards for ge(...)

Jan O’Sullivan: The presidents have written to the Minister saying any attempt to “resurrect” the Universities Amendment Bill could do serious damage to the higher education sector. Photograph: The Irish Times

The presidents of the seven universities have written to the Government expressing dismay at plans to introduce legislation which they claim will allo(...)

Trinity College Dublin: new master’s in Chinese studies and the opening of the Trinity Centre for Asian Studies

Walking through Wan Chai in Hong Kong during the recent democracy protests, I passed a row of surgeries with signs saying the doctor or dentist within(...)

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