Kevin O’Connor: ‘I don’t ask anyone to do anything I wouldn’t do myself – but sometimes that expectation may be too high.’

Kevin O’Connor of General Paints, which is based in a former Famine workhouse on a five-acre site in Celbridge. The company produces the well-known Co(...)

A computer animation provided by European Space Agency (ESA) in Darmstadt, Germany showing the ESA satellite Rosetta during its approach on earth. Rosetta reached the comet’s orbit in August 2014 after its launch from Earth in 2004. Photograph: C Careau/ EPA

Space research pushes the frontiers of our knowledge – in recent times it has “caught” a comet, detected ripples in spacetime called gravitational wav(...)

Project Sums, a free maths grinds club in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

For many of us it’s a badge of honour to declare: “I’m terrible at maths. I just don’t have the brain for it.” Yet, says Dr Pádraig Kirwan, head of W(...)

Harry McCann (15), founder of Digital Youth Council,  at home in Clane, Co Kildare. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

On many a night at 11pm Eamon Judge wanders into his living room at home in Kinsale, Co Cork, to find his 16-year-old daughter, Ciara, engaged in a(...)