Ireland has a natural abundance of bioeconomy resources, says Skillnet Ireland’s Dave Flynn. File photograph: Getty Images

One of the highlights of the organic farming year will take place at the Landmark Hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon from November 8th to 12th next. Organise(...)

Pictured from left are chair of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) governing body, Jim Moore; president of WIT  Prof Willie Donnelly; president of IT Carlow Dr Patricia Mulcahy; chair of IT Carlow governing body, John Moore. Photograph: Patrick Browne

The country’s newest technological university is on course to be established next year with the merger of IT Carlow and Waterford IT. Minister for Fu(...)

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris during a visit to a pop-up vaccination clinic at Trinity College to mark college vaccination Week. Photograph: PA

A pilot project aimed at detecting Covid-19 on college campuses using antigen and other forms of rapid testing has found low levels of the virus among(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley with  Kayleigh Foran of Maths Week and pupils Mariella Bueno (7) and Toni Martin (8) from Scoil Chaoimhín, Marlborough Street, Dublin. Photograph: Mark Stedman

Maths Week Ireland (MWI), which takes place from October 16th-24th, has announced a wide range of events for young and old throughout the island of Ir(...)

A new engineering building at Technological University of the Shannon’s campus in Athlone, formerly known as Athlone Institute of Technology

The country’s newest university has been formally established from the merger of existing institutes of technology in Athlone and Limerick. The Tec(...)

Transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, or from cars to public transport, are choices that can be facilitated only by strong government.

As the year 2021 progressed, a remarkable divergence between the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic and to climate change became ever more appar(...)

DCU is receiving at least four applications for every bed space available for on-campus accommodation and waiting lists are in operation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Two years ago Dublin City University announced it was about to build “affordable” accommodation for 1,240 students at its Glasnevin campus. It had f(...)

Former taoiseach John Bruton alleged that President Higgins was in breach of Article 13:9 of the Constitution/ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins was within his rights to refuse an invitation to attend a commemoration event in Armagh, constitutional experts have said.(...)

One students’ union heard of students sleeping on  friends’ sofas, or in their cars to attend classes. Photograph: iStock

Third-level classes are due to return to campuses across the country this month, with many new and returning students struggling to find somewhere to (...)

USI president Clare Austick says students are now looking for accommodation that ‘just isn’t there.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Perfect storm of Covid-related shortage of housing and delayed college offers has created a student housing crisis The scramble for accommo(...)

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