'When you go overseas, you see things on a different scale' - Why this lecturer urges his students to work abroad
Approximately a quarter of Agriculture and Agricultural Science students at Waterford...
Approximately a quarter of Agriculture and Agricultural Science students at Waterford...
Dairy farmer Jamie Costin believes he learns as much from the Teagasc students who work on his farm as they do from him.
Two Tipperary brothers working on one of Australia's largest single-site dairy operations have urged students to travel and farm in other parts...
The agriculture industry is one of Ireland's largest employers with opportunities across the sector in food and agriculture to business and services, according to a leading career guidance counsellor.
A Professional Diploma in Dairy Farm Management is allowing students to learn on million-euro assets...
A SINN Fein election candidate has made an official complaint to gardai over allegations Fine Gael rivals removed his leaflets from letter boxes.
A fireman who assisted in the birth of a baby girl in his station earlier this year got his own special Christmas delivery yesterday.
Ferries were cancelled and thousands of homes and businesses left without power after Storm Eva battered Ireland on Christmas Eve.
SuperValu has announced the closure of two stores with the loss of almost 100 jobs.
Ireland aims to be the world leader in a global computer science programme for school children.
The hunt is on for Ireland's hidden heroes.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his British counterpart have agreed to "remain in close contact" over the political situation in Northern Ireland.
Three people have been arrested in connection to an incident in which more than 70 bodies were discovered in the back of a lorry, Austria police...
Ireland's failure to take a larger number of refugees has been criticised by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Molly Martens Corbett, one of two 'persons of interest' in the killing of Jason Corbett, has said...
Growing up in the Dublin suburb of Castleknock, Donal Kennedy never expected to be managing a dairy herd.
A team of forensic scientists was last night trying to identify the remains of 13 young women who died in a horror coach crash.
A former Sinn Féin and Labour Dublin City Councillor has pleaded guilty in court to making hoax telephone calls.
Five general election counts are into a third day with 10 seats still to be decided.
Three o'clock came and went in the Midlands yesterday, but there was no apology from James Bannon to his Sinn Féin constituency rival.
The killing of an Irishman by Bolivian security forces will be raised with President Evo Morales during his historic visit to Ireland today.
It's time to dust down those glitter balls and dig out the sequins as 'Strictly Come Dancing' has waltzed back on to our screens - but did our Daniel O'Donnell leave Irish eyes smiling?
Up to 10,000 activists are expected to join the fourth annual ‘March for Choice’ this Saturday in Dublin City Centre, according to organisers.
The British Government has said working relations on the Northern Ireland Executive have completely broken down.
A man who stripped off and streaked in front of 10,000 fans at the Kilkenny hurling team homecoming has been fined €250 and ordered to carry out 80 hours of community service in lieu of six months in prison.
Fine Gael TD Sean Conlan could not be reached by his own party since a brawl in a bar he owns resulted in a young man being stabbed with a glass.
We're a nation of readers. Three million adults in Ireland read their news in print, on a mobile, desktop or tablet, according to the Joint National Readership Survey (JNRS) 2014/2015.
The HSE has spent some €287,000 on external advertising and campaign material for the under-sixes free GP care scheme, it has been reported.
This Year’s Rose of Tralee contestants donned their county or club colours yesterday in aid of Goal Jersey Day
July was a bumper month for Independent.ie after it hit the 10 million unique user mark for the first time ever.
Acclaimed Irish author Anne Enright is among the 13 novelists in the running for the Man Booker Prize.
The judge heading up the Commission of Investigation to review transactions and lending practices at IBRC has quit just a month after it was set up.
Almost 150 years of Catholic parish registers containing information on births and marriages are available online.
The family of Fr Niall Molloy have vowed to pursue a full public inquiry into his mysterious death 30 years ago.
Searches are under way for missing couple Willie Maughan and Anna Varslavane who are feared dead.
The crew of the Irish naval vessel the LÉ Eithne had one of their busiest days in the Mediterranean yet as they rescued almost 600 migrants over the course of just nine hours.
The sun is expected to shine for most of this week, with temperatures set to reach 21C today in the east of the country.
A hospital has apologised to the husband and three young children of Melissa Hamilton, who died of breast cancer despite two missed opportunities to diagnose it.
Cannabis with an estimated street value of €1m has been seized in Dublin's north inner city.
The Taoiseach has described as "unacceptable in any circumstances" the number of 'extreme incidents' which led to permanent incapacity or death at Ireland's maternity hospitals.
The Saturdays star Una Foden has revealed how she tried nursing and teaching before becoming a popstar.
Taxpayers are being targeted in an online scam which claims to refund tax.
An Irish aid worker has warned that tens of thousands of migrants are risking their lives in treacherous sea crossings because they have a greater chance of surviving than if they remained at home.
Guns, ammunition and suspected drugs have been seized during a raid in north Dublin.
A disabled man who was viciously attacked by a teenage gang is slowly building back up his confidence, his father said.
A reward has been offered for information on the murder of a father of seven almost 20 years ago.
An Algerian arrested following an international probe into an alleged plot to murder Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks has walked free from jail after his extradition to the United States on terror charges was refused.
Two Irish adventurers are set to take on the last great physical challenge in Ireland - a 1,600km swim around the entire island.
Gardaí are appealing to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 16-year-old Corey O'Connor.
A man has been arrested by gardai investigating the murder of Andrew Allen in Co Donegal.
Army bomb disposal teams were called in after a suspect device and bomb components were discovered in a series of raids.
Ireland is the second worst country in the English speaking world when it comes to homophobia in sport, Independent.ie has learned.
A sister of Robert McCartney has said a weight has been lifted following the murder of former IRA commander Gerard ‘Jock’ Davison.
A garda who used pepper spray and pinned down a homeless man with his foot did not use excessive force during his arrest, an inquiry found.
Gardai are concerned for the welfare of a 41-year-old man missing since Tuesday morning.
A Garda who used pepper spray before pinning down a homeless man with his foot did not use excessive force during his arrest, an inquiry found.
A six-year-old boy has been seriously injured after he was hit by a bus.
€800,000 worth of drugs were seized by gardai today in two separate raids.
A nationwide 48 hour bus strike will begin at midnight after last ditch talks to avert the action broke down.
A fisherman was airlifted to safety during a dramatic rescue more than 180kms off the Irish coast involving the coast guard and Air Corps.
Former TD Charlie O'Connor has pleaded with other families with addictions problems to seek help
A three-year-old girl and her mother (40) - who were the subject of a nationwide CRI Alert - have been found 'safe and well'.
John Moran, the ex-Secretary General of the Department of Finance, says personal attacks made against civil servants who asked questions about the Siteserv deal are “regrettable".
A brave teenage cancer sufferer has decided to document her battle against the disease in a bid to show others it is not a death penalty.
The father of Elaine O'Hara told his daughter's murderer, Graham Dwyer, that they are serving a life sentence without any parole and have been left with questions they will never have answered.
The family of Elaine O'Hara has said they will suffer for a lifetime not knowing what happened to their beloved daughter and sister as her killer Graham Dwyer was jailed for life.
ARCHITECT Graham Dwyer has been jailed for life for the brutal sadistic murder of childcare assistant Elaine O’Hara.
THE family of Elaine O'Hara has revealed that they will probably never know what happened to their beloved daughter and sister as her killer Graham Dwyer was jailed for life.
Two businesses were served with enforcement notices for breaching food safety legislation last month.
The brother of a man murdered by his ex-wife is trying to stop her receiving his €1m pension upon release from prison.
The brother of a man murdered by his ex-wife is trying to stop her receiving his one million euro pension pot on her release from prison.
Embassy staff are in contact with an Irish citizen in besieged Yemen about a possible evacuation from the country.
Gardai are investigating the sudden death of a man who fell from an apartment.
Muslims in Ireland have held a two minutes silence for the 148 Christian students killed in a militant attack on a Kenyan university.
The weather is set to be dry and warm during the week, with temperatures as high as 17 degrees in some parts of the country.
A motorist had a lucky escape when he suffered only minor injuries in this road crash.
A sheep farmer who owns the world’s first flying sheepdog has revealed the Wall Street Journal was the first paper to call him when his drone footage went viral.
Convicted killer Graham Dwyer had very nearly committed the perfect murder when he stabbed Elaine O’Hara to death.
Graham Dwyer had told arresting gardaí there were “other people” they should be speaking to who had been in contact with Elaine O’Hara.
Graham Dwyer sent a Christmas card to the American woman he offered to kill, telling her he was innocent.
GRAHAM Dwyer has been in custody since October 18, 2013 - a day after he was arrested for the murder of Elaine O'Hara.
Three years in to Graham Dwyer's relationship with Emer McShea he revealed an unusual, somewhat dark, sexual fantasy.
Elaine O'Hara's sister, two estate agents and a homeless woman were on a list of potential victims that Graham Dwyer could torture and stab to death.
For more than two months Graham Dwyer sat opposite the seven men and five women who would ultimately decide his fate.
GRAHAM Dwyer has been put on 'precautionary' suicide watch for a third time tonight after his conviction for the murder of Elaine O'Hara.
WE take a look back at the key dates in the murder of Elaine O'Hara by Graham Dwyer.
Elaine O’Hara’s mental health took centre stage in Graham Dwyer’s murder trial and revealed a troubled and disturbing past that followed her throughout life.
WE take a look back over the harrowing trial in quotes.
It was only 18 months ago that architect Graham Dwyer appeared to have it all.
ARCHITECT Graham Dwyer was arrested during a dawn raid on his south Dublin home less than five weeks after Elaine O’Hara’s partial skeletal remains were found in the Dublin Mountains.
ELAINE O’Hara’s sister, two estate agents and a homeless woman were on a list of potential victims that Graham Dwyer could torture and stab to death.
THREE years into Graham Dwyer’s relationship with Emer McShea he revealed an unusual, somewhat dark, sexual fantasy.
WITH 200 witnesses and 327 exhibits over 39 days of evidence there were dozens of dramatic moments in courtroom 13 during the Graham Dwyer murder trial. But some still stood out:
ARCHITECT Graham Dwyer faces life behind bars after he was found guilty of murdering Elaine O’Hara to fulfil his own sexual gratification and sick lust for letting blood.
The jury in the trial of Graham Dwyer have resumed their deliberations at the Central Criminal Court today.
THE JURY in the Graham Dwyer murder trial will resume deliberations on a verdict at the Central Criminal Court tomorrow.
The jurors in the trial of Graham Dwyer have been told they can only find the accused guilty or not guilty of murdering Elaine O'Hara.
The jury on the trial of Graham Dwyer has been sent home for the night after one hour and 28 minutes of deliberations.
The jury at the trial of Graham Dwyer has been told to consider if a fantasy became a reality as contended by the prosecution.
The judge on the Graham Dwyer trial has told the jury they must acquit him if there is a reasonable possibility Elaine O’Hara died by suicide.
THE PRESIDING judge in the Graham Dwyer murder trial has said he will try to send the jury out to begin deliberations on a verdict today.
THE jury in the Graham Dywer trial has been told they must be satisfied that he stabbed Elaine O'Hara to death if they are to find him guilty of murder.
THE JURY in the Graham Dywer trial has been told if they are to find him guilty of murdering Elaine O’Hara they have to be satisfied that he stabbed her to death.
The jury in the Graham Dwyer murder trial has been told that “feelings have no part to play” in deciding on a verdict.
GRAHAM Dwyer showed himself to be a "sadistic and brutal pervert with nothing on his mind but murder" in his text messages and documents, the Central Criminal Court has heard.
A BARRISTER for murder accused Graham Dwyer has told the jury at the Central Criminal Court that the evidence in the case was difficult, distasteful, repellent.
GRAHAM Dwyer showed himself to be a "sadistic and brutal pervert with nothing on his mind but murder" in his text messages and documents, the Central Criminal Court has been told.
Murder-accused Graham Dwyer was like a predator who saw Elaine O'Hara's weakness, loneliness and isolation as an opportunity to separate her from the flock, it was claimed in the Central Criminal Court.
GRAHAM Dwyer was like a “predator” who saw in Elaine O’Hara’s weakness an opportunity to “separate her from the flock,” the jury in his murder trial has been told.
Three witnesses called by Graham Dwyer's defence team took less than 30 minutes to give evidence in the Central Criminal Court.
BARRISTERS for Graham Dwyer have closed their case at the Central Criminal Court after three witnesses gave evidence in less than 30 minutes.
MURDER accused Graham Dwyer told detectives he could not explain why he visited gore websites but that he knew it was sick, the Central Criminal Court has heard.
Murder accused Graham Dwyer told gardai he knew it was "sick" that he visited "gore" websites.
The prosecution’s case in the trial of Graham Dwyer has closed after eight weeks of evidence.
ONE of the leading detectives in the Graham Dwyer case has said it was “disgraceful” that a source within the gardai leaked information to the media at the time of his arrest.