La Daana Kanhai: Environmental pollution captured my attention during my early university years

La Daana Kanhai, PhD Candidate on the Doctoral Programme in Marine Ecosystem Health and Conservation (Mares) Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and (...)

The growth of polluting microplastics in the Irish environment has been confirmed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agency has publis(...)

Ecologically sensitive: a common spotted orchid near Merlin Woods, Galway. Photograph: Colin Stanley

Imagine Galway using its status as European Capital of Culture for 2020 to build casinos and run poker marathons and mixed-martial-arts tournaments on(...)

By 2025 there will be a ton of plastic in the oceans for every three tons of fish worldwide. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Ten million tonnes of plastic are entering our oceans every year, and environmental experts believe that by 2050, plastic will actually outweigh fish(...)

The GMIT  campus in Galway: it  is one of the institutes identified as  “vulnerable” and facing an immediate sustainability challenge. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

There are major concerns over the future of up to 10 of the country’s 14 institutes of technology due to financial deficits and dwindling cash reserv(...)

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(...)

Farm to Fork: in one initiative, vegetables grown on University College Cork land are served in campus canteens

Last November, as 600,000 people marched in 175 countries around the world to call for COP21, the UN’s climate-change conference in Paris, to strike a(...)

Andrew Walsh: ‘Wherever we (the Irish) go, we try to do well. It’s like we have something to prove and we are very keen to make something of ourselves.’

Singapore is a food haven, bringing in delicious southeast Asian street food from hawker stands to sophisticated Indian dishes to fine dining, someth(...)

Aerial photo of NUI Galway Quadrangle. The university set a target to become “one of the greenest, smartest, healthiest and community-focused” campuses in the world.

Two third-level institutions in the west have set out to become “green” campuses with a focus on sustainable energy use. Galway-Mayo Institute of Tec(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny addresses a gathering of Fine Gael supporters in CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fine Gael needs to rely less on “self-appointed sources of authority” and party strategy must not be kept within a tight group of senior figures if th(...)

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