‘Two-thirds of young people can now expect to enter higher education, compared with a mere 5 per cent for those born in the 1950s.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

(...) implementing the recommendations of the Hunt Report’s National Strategy for Higher Education to 2030. This is(...)

Ryan Moore onboard The Grey Gatsby comes home to win just ahead of Australia ridden by Joseph O’Brien at Leopardstown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

(...) indicator of a lot of people fancying their chances of a classic success.The renowned National Hunt trainer(...)

“Unsavoury” has replaced Micheál O’Hehir’s beloved “schemozzle” as the GAA’s favourite euphemism

(...) monk distracted from his labours by the mouse-hunt and yet at the same being taught an important lesson(...)

Extreme sports personality Dean Potter and his dog Whisper in an undated handout photograph. Tributes have been paid to Potter after his death in a Base jumping accident over the weekend. Photograph:  EPA/Adidas AG

(...) death of the extreme climber in a Base jumping accident in Yosemite national park in California. Potter(...)

  Forgotten Rules, ridden by Pat Smullen, won the Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan to keep up his 100 per cent record. Photo:  Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

Brews Hill Race.Absent since finishing second to Gleneagles in the Group One National Stakes at the(...)

Ruby Walsh and On His Own. They will line up in the €850,000 Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris  on Sunday. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The Cheltenham Gold Cup remains famously elusive for Willie Mullins, but Ireland’s champion trainer will hope the French version is more rewarding wh(...)

(...) the hunt for a band around which to structure a documentary, they encountered a rough outfit named The(...)

Paddy Power said strong top-line growth offsetunfavourable sports results

(...) national hunt racing festival was 3 per cent, compared to a more usual 8 per cent. He explained that this(...)

UK Labour’s shadow health secretary  Andy Burnham. Mr Burnham has become the latest party member to join the leadership contest following the resignation of Ed Miliband.   Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

(...) swipe at potential leadership rival Tristram Hunt, who has spoken of the need for the party to appeal to(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: “The prudent and right approach is to prepare for the exit in an orderly way.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin said he was not in a position to predict when the talks on reversing public service pay cuts would con(...)