Online is important but enthusiasm and a well-written CV and a chat in person still means a lot. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Up to 5,000 positions in retail, finance and public service on offer at gradireland fair

Orla Graham, Chief Human Resources Officer at Deloitte Ireland

Students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply for positions

Participants at the Openet De/Coding contest at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin

Graduates are more than a resource, but are disrupters and key to future success

The Civil Service is looking for people with potential – applications are accepted from graduates across all degree disciplines. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Successful candidates play a role in policy and strategy formulation across the spectrum of economic, financial, international, en(...)

Graduate recruitment lead at PwC Sarah Madigan: “We take a blended approach to learning and development, combining formal training, coaching from others and most importantly practical on-the-job experience.”

Professional services firm is seeking enterprising, passionate and bright people

Undated picture of John Nolan. Photograph: Courtesy of the Irish Post.

Police say death so far treated as unexplained, inquiries on circumstances ongoing

Nabil Mohamed El-Niwari has been held without charge in Sudan since September 5th

Martin Kehoe jnr (33) died in an accident at the family farm in Foulksmills, New Ross.

Martin Kehoe jnr was working at a grain store when he was overcome with fumes

 The Student Hub at the Higher Options conference at the RDS in 2016. Photograph: Eric Luke

Event offer students opportunity to meet representatives from over 160 college, universities and institutes of higher education

Alex and Dylan along with Solas Project co-ordinator Derek Murphy in Dublin’s south-west inner city engaged in an after-school  project.

Second level is a big change in a student’s life and preventing regression is key to success

  Gardai on the scene in Inchicore after offiers opened fire on a van. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Armed officers intercept man and seize weapon on in Inchicore, south Dublin

A vigil was held for Shane Jack Watson on Friday night outside Leinster House. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Home Sweet Home axes event in memory of Jack Watson who was found dead in Dublin

Don Cockburn: Became a household name through anchoring RTÉ’s main evening programming over many years, and retired in 1992. File photograph: RTÉ

Figure became household name through anchoring RTÉ’s evening news programmes

All tenants who were eligible to purchase their tenancy were notified by letter.

Those eligible may receive up to 60% off market value, depending on their income

Gardaí said during the course of the search the man became aggressive and attacked two members of the force.  File photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

The 25-year-old man was arrested on Sheriff Street in Dublin’s north inner city

The Ironman Triathlon Challenge at Sandycove on August 20th. Athletes began with a 2km one-lap sea swim in Scotsmans Bay, Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Peter Cavanagh

Initial results from sample show high level reading of E. Coli

LÉ William Butler Yeats during the rescue of pople 42 nautical miles north-east of Tripoli on Thursday.

LÉ William Butler Yeats was deployed to the Mediterranean Sea in July

Dublin City Council  said a homeless woman with two children who has died  had been offered and had accepted permanent social housing in recent days. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Garda spokeswoman says death not treated as suspicious and that it was tragic incident

Left to right:  Niall, Ryan, Liam and Clodagh Hawe. Photograph: Jacqueline Connolly

Mother and three boys murdered by Alan Hawe at their home in Co Cavan last year

Archaeologists at work at Swords Castle in Dublin

At least three sites will be further excavated following discovery by Digging History group

Bank of Ireland ad about ‘Orla and her boyfriend’ provokes fierce online reaction

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

‘Rent-a-room’ plan means property owners do not pay tax on rent up to €14,000 a year

Incident occurred at junction of Adelaide Road and Earlsfort Terrace at around 6.15pm

Over 530 litres of alcohol was found hidden in a consignment of soft drinks and snacks that had arrived at Dublin Port from Portugal. Photograph: Revenue

Counterfeit alcohol hidden among consignment of soft drinks and snacks

Flooding on the Arva to Cornafean road in Co Cavan after torrential rain on Tuesday afternoon.

Met Éireann had issued a status yellow rainfall warning for Connacht and counties Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal

Local Labour Councillor Peter O’Brien said he was ‘disgusted’ at the damage done to the memorial. Photograph: Peter O’Brien

Councillor ‘disgusted’ at damage to statue for 10 people and unborn child who died

Billy Kelleher of Fianna Fáil says the reason hundreds of patients are lying on trolleys in emergency departments or in wards is directly related to the number of bed days lost in the system. Photograph: Alan Betson

On average over 15,000 bed days lost each month in hospitals in first six months of 2017

If you feel an exam paper did not go well, it is a very good idea to view scripts with your teacher. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Students should look for advice from a guidance counsellor or their parents

Alan O’Beirne works in technical recruitment at Amazon Web Services

Life after the Leaving: Alan O’Beirne is co-founder of a website that makes searching for CAO courses easier

Aoife Dooley: freelance illustrator and designer. Photograph: Ruth Medjbe

Life after the Leaving: Aoife Dooley is a freelance illustrator and designer and author of Dublin Hun book ‘How to Be Massive’

Darach McGrath: Director of Engineering at Cook Medical

Life after the Leaving: Darach McGrath – Director of Engineering at Limerick-based multinational firm Cook Medical

The President of Maynooth University, Philip Nolan

University is where you will gain knowledge you can use throughout your life. We spoke to six university presidents for their take(...)

More than 400 patients were left on trolleys around the country on Wednesday, according to the INMO. File photograph: Frank Miller

HSE misses ‘pathetic’ target for admitting or discharging elderly within a day of registration

The latest figures show a record 57,674 patients were admitted for care and left on trolleys so far this year. File photograph: Frank Miller

At least 400 currently waiting for beds with University Hospital Limerick worst affected

Michael O’Leary: ‘People are whining and whingeing - but you can’t sit where you want.’ File photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Ryanair chief says company’s seating algorithm has changed but policy has not

Social media doesn’t help reduce stress in girls, and needs to be kept in bounds because it’s often a cruel place

Parenting guru Steve Biddulph says social media has compounded anxiety and stress for young people, and for girls especially

Dorset Street residents will hold protests before Saturday’s Coldplay concert and other high-profile events in Croke Park over antisocial behaviour associated with alleged brothels in the area. Photograph:    Ronny Hartmann/AFP/Getty Images

Dorset Street residents to hold demonstrations over antisocial behaviour in area

Philip Mulryne of Northern Ireland leaving the pitch after a 1-0 loss to Canada in the International Challenge match on February 9, 2005 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Belfast-born Philip Mulryne made his debut for Manchester United in 1995

Friday night’s jackpot brought to €1bn the total prize money won by Irish players since the competition was first introduced in 2011

The identity and location of the Republic’s 11th jackpot winner is as yet unknown

The incinerator at Poolbeg, Ringsend, where a lime leak resulted in  11 people being hospitalised in June. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Plant to restart operations after ‘making improvements’ following lime leak

 Association of Higher Civil and Public Servants general secretary Ciaran Rohan

Higher public service staff call for faster pay restoration

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Rathdown Josepha Madigan, one of three TDs appointed to chair Oireachtas committees.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

TDs Josepha Madigan, Alan Farrell and Fergus O’Dowd to chair Oireachtas committees

An Bord Pleanála has given the go-ahead to Lidl for a €15m   development at Castleknock in west Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar among those who object to planned €15m development

Farmers are willing to take a ‘financial hit’ of €1,711 rather than report an incident of theft

The idea behind Snap Maps is that users can stay up to date with their friend’s lives and meet up easily.

Security expert warns feature could allow someone to stalk and target young people

Tony Bennett has cancelled his upcoming Dublin concert due to ill-health.

On advice of doctors, 90-year-old singer cancels Dublin gig due to flu virus

Eamonn Tierney, chair of St Joseph’s Parents and Friends group, called for the issue to be resolved as soon as possible. “The people in Portrane can’t leave their homes. They are basically imprisoned due to this dispute.”

Up to 20 vehicles used to transport residents have not been used in the past six weeks

Executive director of HIV Ireland Niall Mulligan said PrEP needed to be made available ‘as soon as possible’ as Ireland was experiencing a HIV epidemic.

HIV Ireland wants drug available on HSE general scheme instead of prescription only

A screenshot taken from CCTV footage of the tractor on the railway line. Photograph: Iarnród Éireann.

Irish Rail said Maynooth-Sligo services faced some disruption

Justin Bieber pictured playing basketball in Bushy Park in Terenure on Tuesday evening. His car was surrounded by fans on exit. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Hundreds of ‘Beliebers’ gather in south Dublin park to see popstar play basketball

An Irish student is receiving treatment in a San Diego hospital after he was allegedly attacked following a night out. File photograph: Getty Images/Flickr RF

Evan White is receiving treatment in San Diego after being found unconscious in an alley

Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Universities’ initiative aims to create highly skilled workforce for high-tech sector

A wide range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) related jobs and disciplines is available in Ireland. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Several of the world's leading science and technology firms have bases or operations here and acrtively look out for talent. Áine (...)

Viola (16), a refugee from South Sudan, with her baby daughter at  Bidi Bidi refugee settlement camp, Uganda. Photograph: Oscar Durrand

Resulting artwork is ‘a facilitator for conversations and new experience’, says Maser

Leo Varadkar at Áras an Uachtaráin before receiving his seal of office from President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Many international media outlets run with headline ‘Ireland’s first gay prime minister’

A man is expected to appear before a sitting of Meath District Court in Trim on Thursday morning where he he will be charged in connection with the investigation into the murder of Paul Gallagher

Paul Gallagher was shot dead at Ballymacan in Collon, Co Meath in July 2014

The late Fred Cogley

Between 1973 and 1997, Cogley presented television programme 'Sports Stadium'

Last year, the top 10 payers accounted for 37 per cent of total corporate tax receipts, the Budgetary Oversight Committee was told.

Research needed on reliance on corporate tax, Department of Finance economist says

A rescue boat on the River Liffey.  Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

Incident occurred at junction of O’Connell Bridge and Burgh Quay on Tuesday afternoon

Brian Burns, the business executive and commercial lawyer who US president Donald Trump wanted to be his ambassador to Ireland. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Irish-American businessman tipped to be Donald Trump’s nominee reportedly cited ill health

Unidentified man in his 30s discovered in underground car park of apartment complex

The scene at Military Road, Glencree, on Sunday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Human remains discovered in at least five locations, head and hands found in a bag

Presenter and fashion designer Brendan Courtney has announced the death of his father Frank Courtney who featured in a documentary which highlighted the lack of supports available for families trying to care for older people. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘We Need to Talk About Dad’ focused on the difficult care choices of family after stroke

The new national president of the Society of St Vincent de Paul, Kieran Stafford, has said: “Despite the welcome economic improvements of recent times, we remain an unequal nation.”

Kieran Stafford from Tipperary to succeed Geoff Meagher as SVP president

The Irish media’s blanket coverage of the leaving cert is not replicated elsewhere

Orla O’Malley from Cordroon, Cross, Co Mayo,was a passenger in a car that crashed at Churchfield, Tourmakeady. Photograph: Facebook

Orla O’Malley is seventh person to die on roads over June Bank Holiday weekend

A report from  a European drugs-monitoring centre noted: “MDMA is no longer a niche or subcultural drug limited to dance clubs and parties, but is used by a broad range of young people in mainstream nightlife settings, including bars and house parties.” Photograph: iStockPhoto

Cannabis most prevalent drug among 15-34-year-olds followed by MDMA and cocaine

Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson said: “It is unconscionable that one of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters would simply walk away from its responsibility to people both at home and abroad, in the interest of short-term fossil fuel profits.” File photograph: Getty Images

‘Unconscionable’ for US to walk away in interest of short term profits - former president Mary Robinson

 Orkambi graffiti on Charlemont Place at the side of the Grand Canal, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Decision to provide the drugs is likely to cost more than €650m over the next decade

No trip to Dún Laoghaire is complete without a visit to Teddy’s ice cream store. File photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Answer: No, he didn’t. Not even one. But that doesn’t mean it’s not all over Twitter.

Childline said growth in demand for their online and text service is strong, and they plan to invest in their IT infrastructure over the coming year to ensure children can contact them in whatever way suits them best. File photograph: Getty Images

ISPCC 2016 report shows number of calls, texts and online conversations at 385,600

“The Story of a Pencil”: the video was made by Iga Manulak and Emma Jackson of St Mary’s College in Ballysadare, Co Sligo

Journey from Brazilian tree to Irish compost bin bags award for Sligo students

NUI Galway research has found young people are having their first alcoholic drink at a later stage, with the number who had consumed alcohol by 13 falling from 48 per cent in 2002 to 30 per cent in 2014.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Number of 10-17 year olds living with both parents down, NUIG team finds

A 12-year -old girl is in a serious condition after she was struck by a car on the Sallynoggin Road in south Dublin on Thursday evening.

Child struck at Sallynoggin Road and taken to Crumlin hospital

Gardaí with the National Drugs and Organised Crime Unit discovered cannabis herb, small amounts of cannabis and cocaine, and a quantity of cash.

Two men and one woman arrested in Clondalkin following drug seizure

Au pairs are often paid below minimum wage, according to the MRCI. File photograph: Philippe Turpin

‘Live-in’ workers’ payment issues to be considered by Government ‘in the near future’

According to the research, 42 per cent of Irish people have attended a community event in their local pub in the past year - 40 per cent attending a fundraiser, 44 per cent attending a local social group meeting and almost one in three (29 per cent) attending a charity event.

More than half of Irish people visit Irish pubs when travelling abroad, research shows

Students who might feel torn between subjects should look at practical outcomes. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Around half of Leaving Cert students used the CAO’s change-of-mind facility in 2016

Simon Coveney at Fine Gael headquarters after he announced his intention to run for the leadership of the party. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister reaffirms credentials for leadership, saying he wants the country to be more fair

A man in his 30s was arrested when gardaí searched a house in Meath. A second man, also in his 30s, was arrested during a search of a house in west Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Man in his 30s held in Meath and another held after search of house in west Dublin

“The simple truth is that if we allow our children to use smart phone technology, we abdicate our responsibility to keep them safe from harm.” Photograph: Getty Images

UK school behaviour watchdog slates proposed law in Ireland as ‘counterproductive’

Arts student Rebecca Thornton, computer science student Daniel Flanagan and arts student Alisha Boylan who have taken part in a new critical skills module at Maynooth University. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Memorising isn’t enough anymore – universities are trying to cultivate independent problem-solvers

The  girl was at the Tallaght Community School Sports Complex in Balrothery when the incident occurred.

Local community pays tribute to the ‘tragic sudden death’ of the child

The University of Limerick campus. The Department of Education has announced details of a review into the governance, HR and financial practices at UL.

University of Limerick’s governance, HR and financial practices to be investigated

Chris Macey from the Irish Heart Foundation said: “We have to act now or the surging stroke rate will not just overwhelm our stroke units.”

Irish Heart Foundation says acute services already less effective and more expensive

The Palestinian Flag flies over Dublin City Hall along side the tricolour and the flag of the European Union. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Flag will fly over city hall for one month as sign of solidarity

A file image of Clodagh and Alan Hawe.

Sister of dead woman Jacqueline Connolly says: ‘I cried with relief that he was gone’

Gardai discovered €1.5 million worth of cannabis at a grow house in Ballymount, Dublin. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Gardaí find grow-house during search in the Ballymount Industrial Estate in Dublin

A vigil for the late Dara Quigley will take place outside Leinster House on Friday.

Video of woman’s detention under Mental Health Act posted on Facebook before death

Circumstances surrounding death of Irish citizen in Morocco unknown

A woman jumps into the sea at the Forty Foot diving area in Sandycove, Dublin, on Wednesday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Met Éireann forecasts spells of rain at the weekend with heavy downpours on Sunday

A fire took hold at the Verdemont apartment block off the Snugborough Road in Blanchardstown. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

Blaze broke out at Verdemont complex off Snugborough Road on Wednesday evening

Brendan Drumm, former chief executive of the HSE. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former HSE boss asks why Hiqa are ‘allowing a bizarre governance structure’

William Fry Dublin

Law firm’s clients include leading Irish companies in all sectors of the economy

Graduates have a crucial role in policy and strategy formulation in the Civil Service. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Civil Service looks for people with the potential to take on high-level responsibilities

Paddy Power plc and Betfair Group plc merged in 2016.

Betting company receives 2,500 applications for 25 positions starting in September 2017

The Accenture building near the Grand Canal Dock in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Applicants need a minimum of 400 Leaving Cert points and a predicted 2.1 degree

Deloitte has a network of 225,000 people in 150 locations, and over 2,000 in Ireland. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Consultancy firm offers 300 graduate opportunities in Ireland across all departments

Almost 600 of the country’s graduate recruiters, talent developers and industry stakeholders attended the 11th gradireland Graduate Recruitment Awards held at Dublin’s Mansion House last week

Range of schemes on offer for class of 2017 contrasts sharply with decline evident during recession

Pat Doherty, Sinn Féin MP. Photograph:  Frank Miller

Held West Tyrone seat at Westminster since 2001

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