Getting ready for departure on the Science Bus  were four of the five science bus drivers (captains) from Ireland; Stephen Davitt, Claire O’Connell, Aoibhéann Bird and Phil Smyth,   with DCU president Prof Brian MacCraith in the centre at back. Photograph: Daire Hall

What happens when you load up a campervan with gear for science and engineering workshops, hit the road and travel around Europe, encouraging people t(...)

Enet, which was recently sold to the Irish Infrastructure Fund for between €150 million and €200 million, is Ireland’s largest wholesale-only carrier with offices in Limerick and Dublin

Telecoms firm Enet has opened up a new line of attack on market incumbent Eir with a plan to supply fibre broadband in several rural areas, which were(...)

Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam, Germany, now with its fountain

When Frederick the Great was crowned King of Prussia in 1740 he immediately revived the Berlin Academy of Sciences and invited scholars from throughou(...)

The dreaded flu virus: what are the risks of producing a lethal strain in the laboratory?

Is there ever science that should not be done? Many scientists struggle with the idea of researchers being told not to do certain experiments. Natural(...)

Theya Healthcare CEO Ciara Donlon: 'Retailers have been taking a lot of interest in us after the NHS took us on. It has opened a huge number of doors for us.' Photograph: Dave Meehan

It’s the stuff of nightmares. You’re busy building a successful brand only for the company name to become associated with a hardline militant organisa(...)

Dalton Philips has been appointed chief executive of  DAA for a seven-year term

Dalton Philips, the former chief executive of the supermarket chain Morrisons and Brown Thomas, has been named as the new head of DAA, the former Dubl(...)

‘If a fraction of the savings associated with falling prisoner numbers was directed towards research to inform policy, we would be better able to plan for the future.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Something strange is happening in Irish prisons. After years of extravagant growth, the numbers in custody have fallen. Statistics produced by the Iri(...)

The cost to students of on-campus accommodation has increased markedly in recent years across all seven universities, with students in Dublin universities seeing the largest rise

Ministers have appealed to homeowners to consider renting out rooms to college students to help ease a crisis in accommodation. Under the “rent-a-roo(...)

UCD, Galway, Trinity and DCU do allow overnight guests, but they must be signed in beforehand with the accommodation management. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Living in on-campus residences run by the university is one option for student accommodation, and nearly all of Ireland’s universities want to build m(...)

UCD has raised the price of on-campus rent by an average of 38 per cent since 2014. Photograph: Alan Betson

The cost to students of on-campus accommodation has increased markedly in recent years across all seven universities, with students in Dublin universi(...)

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