M-Power, a multi-functional device aimed at aiding wheelchair users

Salone del Mobile, Milan’s world-famous furniture fair, has for decades been the launch pad for new products and studios, and a place to find the late(...)

RCSI president Declan Magee (right) , takes a close look at the sculpture “Random Access Memory V” by Remco de Fouw (centre) winner of the 2016 RCSI Art Award, with RHA president Mick O’Dea, at the presentation in the Royal Hibernian Academy. Photograph: Eric Luke

The winner of the inaugural Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Art Award is Remco de Fouw, for his sculpture Random Access Memory V. The piece was c(...)

“What the hell is water?” Photograph: Thinkstock

Imagine, instead of being situated in the Louvre, the Mona Lisa was hanging on your bathroom wall. Would you have a different appreciation of it? W(...)

 The Irish representative at the Venice Architecture Biennale this year is Niall McLaughlin, whose installation is a reflection on the lessons to be learned from designing buildings for people with dementia, such as his firm’s Alzheimer’s Respite Centre in Blackrock, Co Dublin

The recent news that Grafton Architects had won the competition to design a significant new building for the London School of Economics was almost uns(...)

The quality of the higher education system is vital to creating jobs, raising living standards and giving Ireland an edge in the global marketplace. Y(...)

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technolgy. Recent figures show more than a quarter of first years at the college failed to progress to the second year of their higher degree course. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

At a time when most colleges have been trying to cope with a growing student population, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology has faced the opposite p(...)

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 (...)

Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh with her invention Sugru, a mouldable glue. Photograph: Andrew Testa/the New York Times

It can fix a broken statue, repair a frayed iPhone cable, add a rubbery grip to a kitchen knife, make those Bose earbuds fit better, repair a leaky bo(...)

Richard Lally with Dr Rosemary O’Hara at Carlow IT’s enviroCORE (Centre of Research and Enterprise in BioEnvironmental Technologies) research centre

Dublin Institute of Technology Top five courses: 1. MSc in Marketing 2. MSc in Strategic Management 3. MSc in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance &(...)

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