Shane Bergin

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As we trudge through adulthood we often forget the joy  learning can engender.

Remember that indescribable feeling of peddling on your own bike for the first time? Or the Eureka moment when you crack long division? The joy of plu(...)

Julia Dolan (21), a science student at UCD, who is hoping to go on become a maths and science teacher

During her first year studying maths and physics in university, Julia Dolan says there were 30-40 others taking a module in teacher education. Now, i(...)

Adam O’Keeffe, with an address c/o St Vincent’s Hostel, has been charged with the murder of Amy McCarthy at Sheares Street, Cork.

A man has been remanded in custody after he was charged with the murder of a 22-year-old mother of one whose body was found in a derelict office in Co(...)

Dust Defying Gravity (2004) from the exhibition 3 Different Nights Recurring by Grace Weir. Courtesy of the artist

‘When I hear the word ‘science’,” says Grace Weir, “it’s like hearing the word ‘art’. Are you thinking of opera, contemporary, abstract, theatre?” It(...)

“When asked questions such as ‘Can sound smash a wine glass?’, students developed strategies without a lab manual to follow.” Photograph: Thinkstock

One of the strongest predictors of a science student’s academic performance is their level of engagement with their learning. There is considerable(...)

Discover Research Dublin, a Europe wide event for members of the public to meet researchers in university faculties takes place on Friday night in Tri(...)

Joe Duffy:  Liveline host  joins the summer exodus of top presenters at RTÉ leaving Damien O’Reilly to hold the fort.  Photograph: Alan Betson

‘Write what you know,” said, eh, Eleanor Roosevelt? Einstein? Someone, anyway. A lack of attention to detail is not only effective as the openi(...)

Averil Power: her interview on Moncrieff provided a rare glimpse of a politician throwing off the pressures and hypocrisies of party loyalties. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Just as Dolly Parton famously quips that it takes a lot of money for her to look so cheap, one suspects that sounding flippant is a serious business f(...)

Maria Meehan, Research manager, Fighting Blindness

Dr Shane Bergin School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin In 1999 I came to Trinity College Dublin to study for a degree in science and, excluding a f(...)

David O’Loughlin (28), of Garden City Apartments, North Main Street in Cork, denies the murder of Liam Manley (59) at Garden City Apartments on May 12th, 2013.

A man charged with the murder of a homeless man told gardaí that people were more likely to feel sorry for the family of the deceased than for him.Dav(...)

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