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From TheJournal.ie Irish research may lead to Alzheimer's breakthrough Health

Irish research may lead to Alzheimer's breakthrough

Irish scientists believe they have made a breakthrough in developing drugs to help block the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Aer Lingus heads to LRC to avert flight cancellations; what US diplomats really thought of Ireland’s politicians and the girl stoned to the death because of a beauty contest.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: the first day of the Queen's historic visit Royal Visit This post contains images

In pictures: the first day of the Queen's historic visit

The first hours of the first ever visit by a British Monarch to the Republic of Ireland – as seen through the camera lens.

From TheJournal.ie FG pulls ahead as Seanad election counts near completion Seanad Elections

FG pulls ahead as Seanad election counts near completion

Four of the five vocational panels are now nearly complete, while the two University constituencies are also nearly wrapped up.

From TheJournal.ie Queen's three-day visit confirmed for May 17 Royal Visit

Queen's three-day visit confirmed for May 17

The British Embassy and Áras an Úachtaráin confirm a programme of events including visits to Croke Park and the Guinness Storehouse, as well as stops in Cashel and Cork.

From TheJournal.ie Google buys Trinity College video processing startup YouTube

Google buys Trinity College video processing startup

Google says Green Parrot Pictures, a video company founded at Trinity’s Engineering School, ‘makes videos look better’.

From TheJournal.ie Dudgeon to launch Ulster Unionist bid for Seanad seat Seanad Elections

Dudgeon to launch Ulster Unionist bid for Seanad seat

Jeffrey Dudgeon, whose court action had homosexuality decriminalised in Northern Ireland in 1982, wants to join the Seanad.

From TheJournal.ie Election Day Fix Daily Fix

Election Day Fix

It’s kinda like a Daily Fix, except… not. Here’s how today turned out, and how TheJournal.ie will be covering the results.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hundreds' of Trinity students denied chance to vote Voter Registration

'Hundreds' of Trinity students denied chance to vote

A registration drive in Trinity College Dublin collected hundreds of new voters in Dublin City – but they didn’t get to vote.

From TheJournal.ie UCD registrar appointed new President of NUI Maynooth Universities

UCD registrar appointed new President of NUI Maynooth

Philip Nolan will become the president of NUI Maynooth in August, succeeding John Hughes who stepped down last year.

THE COLD WEATHER has claimed another victim: Trinity College has been forced to cancel its Open Day, due to be held tomorrow, due to icy conditions around the university’s main thoroughfare. The college says prospective students can still contact it by phone or email if there were individual questions they wanted to have addressed.

From TheJournal.ie Terry Pratchett gives creative writing masterclass in Trinity Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett gives creative writing masterclass in Trinity

“Until recently, I couldn’t even spell academic and now I are one!” says the man who made fantasy funny.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN may just be about to overtake Trinity in the World University Rankings.

The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), who publish the rankings are set to change the way in which they compile the lists. THES Editor Phil Baty says “we can expect some big-name institutions to take a hit in the new World University Rankings.”

Currently over 50% of the ranking is comprised of subjective opinion, rather than objective evidence. 40% is made up of the institution’s reputation among scholars and a further 10% is based on how employers perceive the institution’s graduates. This is set to change with 13 new indicators – reputation will make up only 20% of the ranking.

Trinity currently ranks at number 43 while UCD is at number 89 on the list. The gap may just be too big but there is an expectation that the THES list will change dramatically, when it is published in the Autumn.

Baty says “Big names with big reputations that lack world-class research output and influence to match will suffer in comparison with previous exercises. Conversely, unsung heroes have a better chance of recognition.”

Trinity academic Kevin O’Rourke is a little more cautious saying “I have no idea if Irish universities are going to do better or worse this autumn, but if they do worse, then people will need to remember that the ranking procedure has changed.”

The Top 200 World Universities in full.

THE FATHER of drowned IT worker Eoin Curran is planning a US memorial service to honour his son. Curran, a 30-year-old employee of Google went missing after he fell overboard during a freak storm off the coast of Long Island, New York on July 25. Curran was on his first sailing lesson at the time.

The US coastguard recovered Curran’s body on Saturday and last night his family were making arrangements to fly to the US to collect his remains.

“Yes, they found Eoin. We will be travelling to New York to hold a memorial service for him,” Eoin’s father John Curran said.

Curran, a graduate of Trinity College from Templeogue Dublin had only recently moved to New York. He had previously owned a tech start-up with his brother. Dr Siobhan Clarke, a lecturer of Curran’s in Trinity College, described Eoin as “the most talented student” she had ever taught.

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