Aissa Sow: ‘I have more friends here now than I did in my country’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The day Aissa Sow moved into the direct provision centre in Newbridge, Co Kildare, she had just begun fasting for Ramadan. Exhausted by the move from (...)

Contactless cards are growing in popularity, but they have a way to go before Irish consumers fully embrace them. Photograph: iStock

Earlier this month the Pricewatch desk decided to live without cash for a week. That is not to say we didn’t spend money (sadly, we did), but the plan(...)

CIT lecturer Susan Flannery says the sector is trying to balance reduced funding and growing demand.  Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney

It’s the little things, says Susan Flannery. There’s the broken overhead projector. Or the photocopier which rarely seems to have paper. Or the slugg(...)

Yoshinori Ohsumi, who was awarded the Nobel prize for medicine

Japan’s Yoshinori Ohsumi won the 2016 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology for his discovery of how cells break down and recycle their content, whic(...)

Beyoncé in a Eugenia Kim hat with custom-made embroidery by Laura Weber at the NY Embroidery Studio

‘Embroidery has expanded beyond a needle and thread,” says Irish embroidery diva Laura Weber, creative director of the New York Embroidery Studio, a U(...)

Businesses such as the Bud Garden Centre in Clare tested the waters as a pop-up before diving in

The pop-up shop is a retail concept that allows enterprising individuals to try their idea out to see how it might go down with the public before comm(...)

Since the Institute of Technology in Blanchardstown arrived in 1999, the number of school leavers in the Dublin 15 postal district who progress to third level has risen from none to almost half. Photograph: Harold Strong/

Before the Institute of Technology in Blanchardstown arrived in 1999 there were pockets of the community where no school leavers went into higher edu(...)

Conference heard that in 2014 eighteen lecturing hours in Tralee Institute of Technology (above) were divided into 17 contracts among 10 staff members

Young teachers in some institutes of technology have received contracts offering them only half hour work per week, the TUI conference has been told. (...)

Thanks to the Institute of Technology, the town vibrant student feel and and during the summer hosts the Rose of Tralee festival

Tralee, which was founded by the Normans in 1216, is the Kingdom’s county town and has borne witness to numerous rebellions since then. The Earl of(...)

Members of ASTI are planning major industrial action over a range of issues. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

So here we sit 10 days after the election and the country is being run by a caretaker government. Our political staff are talking about Easter before (...)

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