Statue of Edmund Burke at Trinity College Dublin. Is Burke’s attitude to human rights relevant today?

Human rights are brought ‘into disrepute by trying constantly to inflate all of them’, says Onora O’Neill

Survey finds only 44 per cent of secondary teachers satisfied with job

Áine Hyland: “The issue of depth of treatment and clarity of examination specifications will become an issue for all Leaving Cert subjects as the revision of Leaving Cert syllabi proceeds.” Photograph: Mark Kelleher

Leading researcher says Irish teaching plan out of step with international norm

TUI general secretary John MacGabhann said behaviour by some students “puts the health and safety of other students and of teachers at risk”. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Teachers also concerned at apparent lack of will to deal with issue

Prof Pat O’Connor:  “As they saw it, women lacked career ambition,  they were poor at marketing themselves, they lacked political skills and had lifestyles that were unhelpful.” Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

Managers believe women primarily responsible for gender imbalance in higher education

There is a movement to get anonymous donor conception outlawed

Is it fair to class anonymous sperm donors as ‘deadbeat dads’?

University College Cork, one of the four  NUI institutions; the others are NUI Galway, NUI Maynooth and University College Dublin. Photograph:  Denis Minihane

Body’s online degrees could help overseas students graduate in their own countries

Pictured are the winners of the Irish Times-sponsored Newspaper of the Year category at the National Student Media Awards which is taking place on Wednesday 9th April. From left, Kevin Beirne and Killian Woods, editors of the UCD University Observer. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Dublin Institute of Technology leads the field with seven prizes in national student media awards

The number of one-teacher schools in the country could rise to 60 by next September, a seven-fold increase in just two years, the Dáil has been told.

Oireachtas committee hears of leadership ‘crisis’ in schools with principals responsible for everything down to ‘fixing the photoc(...)

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