Shannon Retail Park is located next to the Athlone Institute of Technology campus

Shannon Retail Park and an adjoining site of 16 acres on the outskirts of Athlone, in Co Westmeath, are fresh to the market this week with Bannon guid(...)

Tarek Nigim: “After three and a half years here, I’m asked what I think of Ireland. My answer: mighty craic.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

In a time of falling state support for higher education and rising student numbers, could international students help to plug the funding shortfall? (...)

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology could face a financial penalty of €475,000. Photograph: Murray O Laoire Architects

How are our universities and colleges performing? For the past two years, the Higher Education Authority has been trying to answer that question. Th(...)

The decision to withhold funding from some third-level institutions will be controversial given that the three colleges which face penalties are in financially vulnerable positions as they struggle to cope with cuts in State funding and rising student numbers. Photograph: Eric Luke

Three colleges which have performed poorly in a new assessment process for the higher education sector face financial penalties running into hundreds (...)

Members of the Young Social Innovators youth panel Aaron Brazil and Kirsty Real.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Over 20, 000 students have created projects with the support of Young Social Innovators (YSI) since it was founded 15 years ago. At the launch of a ne(...)

 Dr Declan de Freitas, consultant nephrologist and transplant physician at Beaumont Hospital, in  a meeting with Aileen Counihan, in the transplant co-ordinators office. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Mondays can be hectic because I am in Drogheda from early morning and then I travel back to Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, for ward rounds. Luckily for me(...)

Kevin Kilbane: I now understand what participation in sport actually means. Photograph: Getty

Kevin Kilbane knows all about participation in sport. For a decade and a half he was a fixture on the Irish team, winning 110 caps. On Friday he opene(...)

 Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said the Higher Education Authority report on student accommodation would not be published until the first week in September. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A report examining the student accommodation crisis will not be published until early next month, Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said am(...)

Scriba: inventor David Craig claims that, because of its squeeze motion, it will completely change the way people interact with tablets

The Apple iPad may have been designed so you don’t need a stylus to operate it, but for those who use a tablet for more than just browsing websites or(...)

Prof Neil Rowan: “Pulsed light constitutes a next generation approach to ultraviolet light disinfection.”

Researchers in Athlone and Galway are shining a bit of light on contaminated water supplies in the hope of ending the need for “boil water” notices. (...)

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