Minister for Health Leo  Varadkar said allowing pharmacists to vaccinate against the flu saw almost 41,000 patients vaccinated in pharmacies during the 2013/2014 “flu season” - twice the number of patients vaccinated in the previous year. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

(...) degree to be implemented in September of this year across the three schools of pharmacy in Ireland is in(...)

Students at work at Cork Institute of Technology. Industrial action begins at CIT on Monday over its plans to merge with IT Tralee. File photograph:  Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

(...) quality of private and for-profit schools and institutions.‘Disguised barrier’“Increased restrictions on(...)

Prof Stephen O’Rahilly, who discovered the obesity gene affecting children, is head of  clinical biochemistry and director of the Institute of Metabolic Science at the University of Cambridge. Photograph: Phil Mynott

(...) the proximity of fast-food restaurants to schools,” says O’Rahilly, agreeing with Waltham Forest(...)

Brazil legend Sócrates confronts Alain Giresse in the quarter-final of the 1986 World Cup in Guadalaraja, Mexico, which France won in a penalty shoutout. Photograph: AFP/Getty

(...) soccer schools and is still running them successfully 20 years on. Those boys and girls have some story(...)

Shoptalk: Talbot Street

Olympus. Hall’s pioneered the sale of 8mm cine cameras and projectors to schools and for home use, and(...)

 Kelly Saunders,  from Tallaght, with Viking Ros Crammond at the launch of World Book Day last year. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Everything and Read (Dear) is one of the many tools used to support literacy in our schools. It was started(...)

‘There is genuine horror at the stories emerging of migrants drowning in their hundreds, and the danger, as Pope Francis put it, of the Mediterranean becoming a vast cemetery.’ Above, rescued migrants  after disembarking from the Italian Navy vessel “Bettica” in the harbour of Augusta, this week.  Photograph: AP Photo/Carmelo Imbesi

(...) asylum-seekers who have been in Irish schools for five years to attend university at the same level of(...)

Dandelions: we treat them as weeds, but these golden wild flowers are an important source of food for a vital insect. Illustration: Michael Viney

(...) agencies, the National Roads Authority, schools and gardening groups, Tidy Towns, beekeepers and more(...)

Mentors: Denise O’Carroll, Paul Knox and Fiona Ni Mhairtin with pupils from Castaheany Educate Together National School. Photograph: Alan Betson 4:00

Vialet. It has recently begun to be taken up in schools across Ireland, including Castaheany Educate(...)

Detail from ‘Benefits Supervisor Resting’ by Lucien Freud, which goes under the hammer at Christie’s, New York, in May

(...) schools – often prompt derision and scorn. The celebrated English critic Kenneth Clark (of television(...)