Professor Brian Norton, president, DIT: was directed by the DIT governing body to furnish the Public Accounts Committee with the EY report. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A report commissioned by Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) has criticised senior management for a lack of oversight regarding almost €30 million in(...)

Elly Curshen aka Elly Pear: building blocks for healthy eating

  Elly Pear’s first book, Fast Days and Feast Days, catered to advocates of the 5:2 diet. It sold extremely well, but the market for her second,(...)

Aisling Devitt, from Celbridge, Co Kildare, is part of the first group of students enrolled in a batch of new financial services apprenticeships. Photograph: Jack Power

For students sitting their Leaving Cert this month, the exams can feel like the most important weeks of their lives. The intense focus on securing a(...)

 Brian Doolan (72), a former senior law lecturer,  pleaded not guilty to 44 charges of sexual abuse, including 11 counts of rape. He was convicted on 42 of the charges and sentenced to 12 years, with two suspended.

A prominent legal academic who authored a definitive legal text now in its eighth edition is serving a 10-year sentence for sexually abusing his nephe(...)

 David Slattery  outside the Bank of Ireland, College Green, in 1996. When asked  what he had used as a gentle abrasive to clean the bank’s stonework, he remarked, “crushed angels’ teeth.” Photograph: David Sleator

While the term pioneer and David Slattery might stand in contradistinction in some contexts, in the field of building conservation the Dublin architec(...)

We should seek to guarantee free undergraduate provision to all students who seek it within the walls of institutes of technology, says Prof Tom Collins.

Recent political events in the UK, US and France call attention to the risks of the neglect of higher education. In the case of the Brexit vote, for (...)

The initial research activities of MTI are divided across six different themes or pillars which include meat tenderness, freshness and shelf life, quality grading and classification, health properties, and the benefits of the Irish grass-based production system. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

A new €8.1 million initiative will create a one-stop shop for meat processing research and technology in Ireland. Launched last month, Meat Technology(...)

Chief executive of Barnardos Fergus Finlay said people living in overcrowded situations were all too often missing from the debate about the housing crisis. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

The “devastating” scale of the State’s housing crisis has been exposed by new figures, charities in the homelessness sector said on Thursday. Focus(...)

While George Labbad  misses life in Syria, he says Ireland is now his home. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

George Labbad always knew he would work in hospitality. As a child he was fascinated by hard work and dedication that went into running the family’s r(...)

Children may now avail of the free preschool scheme from the ages of three up to five-and-a-half:  Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Parents are increasingly waiting until their children turn five before starting primary school, new figures show. The introduction and expansion of t(...)

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