Dick Ahlstrom

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The Times rankings describe Trinity’s decline as a cause for alarm, but look at the figures in a different way and you could argue Ireland has done spectacularly well. Photograph by Frank Miller

The latest international university rankings have arrived with the winners and the losers there for all to see. But what do these rankings tell us if (...)

University College Dublin rose 26 places in the latest rankings to 161st in the world. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The latest international university ranking has delivered a mixed performance for Ireland with Trinity College Dublin falling back 19 places while Uni(...)

It was heart warming and encouraging last week to see the smiling faces of three Cork schoolgirls, beaming because they had just been awarded first pl(...)

Student Universal Support Ireland endured months of criticism in its inaugural year due to serious failures in the systems set up to pay student grants.

The student grant awarding body Susi says it is two months ahead of where it was in the processing of grants last year, with many changes to the syste(...)

Katyln Keating (11); Martin Murphy, MD of HP Ireland; Cathriona Hallahan, MD of Microsoft Ireland; Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn TD ; and 5th class student Cian Mooney from Sacred Heart Senior National School, Killinarden, Tallaght as their school was named Ireland’s first ‘Digital School of Distinction’. Photograph:Naoise Culhane

The future is digital as primary schools around the State begin to sign up for an ambitious programme that will see computers become a natural part of(...)

(From left) Ciara Judge, Sophie Healy-Thow and Emer Hickey, 2013 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibiton winners and now winners of a first prize at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists.

Ireland’s young scientists have done it again, winning a major prize at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Prague today. Ciara Judge, (...)

An immune-system cell long considered the bully on the block turns out to have a soft side, actually helping reduce inflammation. The discovery opens (...)

Michael Moriarty, general secretary of Education and Training Boards Ireland: “We cannot be starved of resources.” Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Fears over education budget cuts will occupy delegates today at the first congress of the newly formed Education and Training Boards Ireland. If cuts(...)

The east coast of Greenland, where melting ice sheets meet the sea. The difficulties of being able to predict changes in the Arctic permafrost, ice sheet melting and ocean warming were discussed yesterday on the closing day of the British Science Festival. Photograph: Andrew Testa/the New York Times

The threat posed by the thawing Arctic permafrost will for the first time be predicted when the next international climate change report is published (...)

 A road is covered by a landslide in Derrybrien, Co.Galway, in 2003 .  Photograph: Joe Shaughnessy

Climate change does not only alter the weather and has other impacts such as helping to trigger landslides. Ireland can expect more landslides because(...)

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