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Two tankers are battered by gale winds in the rough waters of the Gulf of Cagliari, Sardinia, on Monday. Photograph: Max Solinas/AP

The powerful storm that swamped Sardinia caused at least nine deaths and huge devastation. It was nowhere near the power and force unleashed by the ty(...)

Dublin performed well in all categories except affordability

Dublin has been ranked among the top student-friendly cities in an international ranking that places it 15th of 50 university towns. Paris tops the li(...)

Dr Garret Fitzgerald: “He loved large data sets and finding a picture in there that he could deliver to anyone”

The life and work of Garret FitzGerald was celebrated last night at the publication of his last scholarly work, a book on education that was completed(...)

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn understood that arrangements for the ballot of ASTI members was not yet finalised and it might not be completed until the third week of December. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

It is in the best interests of members of the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI) to vote in favour of the proposals that would settle t(...)

No fracking could be considered in Ireland before the Environmental Protection Agency completes a safety audit and assessment of the risk to water supplies, according to  Dr Pamela Bartley. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images

Ireland is going to be a slow entrant to the list of countries involved in fracking. Regulations and environmental concerns will stall it for years to(...)

Charlotte Jones of Gaelscoil Chnoc Liamhna, Knocklyon,  at the Lego education workshop in Ballyroan Library, Rathfarnham, as part of Science Week. Photograph: Keith Arkins

Lego is designed for play but the eight- and nine-year-olds peering intently at their computer screens knew the Lego they were using was no toy. “It h(...)

Trinity College Dublin: The book will be launched tomorrow evening by Dr Paddy Prendergast, provost of the college. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A retired professor of engineering has assembled a remarkable collection of more than 100 limericks which can be used to remember the most complex of (...)

A possible settlement has emerged that could end the ongoing industrial action being taken by the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland.

A possible settlement has emerged that could end the ongoing industrial action being taken by the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland. The un(...)

HSE: provided useful funding. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish medical research occurs on an ad hoc basis without proper co-ordination, a review has found. And too many young researchers attempting to build (...)

 Ernie Farrell (8) observes a Newton’s cradle at a science workshop in the Ilac centre library, Dublin.   Photograph: Keith Arkins

The laws of physics are constant and unchanging . . . or are they? Researchers are beginning to find tantalising evidence that the physical constants (...)

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