The statue to the controversial J Marion Sims, the ‘father of gynaecology’, in Central Park in New York. Photograph: Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket/Getty Images

One of the success stories of Irish design and manufacturing has been in the area of medical devices, where postgraduate design courses have flourishe(...)

Pantibar sign – from the bar’s Facebook page

Writing in the late 1920s, the German critic Walter Benjamin described the “jerky nearness” of electric signage as a new feature of city life. Where (...)

Lay people are to  be entitled to apply for State-funded chaplaincy posts in third-level colleges.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Lay people will be entitled to apply for State-funded chaplaincy posts in third-level colleges under changes aimed at ensuring they meet public sector(...)

UCC’s chaplaincy costs  €125,000 a year. Image: Google Streetview

All third-level colleges will be required to ensure State-funded chaplains are hired in line with public sector recruitment rules within the next 12 m(...)

Visual artist Seibheal Mooney with her installation ‘In My Skin’ at  the preview of the NCAD Graduate Show. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The National College of Art and Design graduate show features the work of more than 500 students. It is a fertile place to hunt for interesting works(...)

The image from the cover of The Secret Life of Objects

A new book, The Secret Lives of Objects, by researchers on the MA in design history and material culture at the National College of Art and Design, t(...)

John Godfrey  with his project design of a practical wash bag that could be distributed to refugees as they arrive in migrant camps to help with their basic hygiene needs. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

An Irish student has won acclaim for developing a product that helps refugees maintain their personal hygiene while in transit. Inspired by his exper(...)

Prof Niamh Brennan: “People realised then [the banking crisis] that corporate governance is important and bad things can happen if you don’t get it right.”

When Prof Niamh Brennan set up the UCD Centre for Corporate Governance back in 2002 there were more than a few people who questioned its value. “The r(...)

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(...)

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