Trinity College’s newly-launched Strategic Plan begins with the declaration that “Trinity as a community is ultimately defined by those who are enrolled as students”. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill.

The current funding model of Ireland’s higher-education sector is unfit for purpose, and exerting a very real negative influence on the quality of edu(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and Greek president Prokopis Pavlopoulos  at the Presidential Palace in Athens. Photograph: EPA/Armando Babani

Greece will on Wednesday apply for a new bailout to keep it funded for up to two years as its economy risks grinding to a halt and European leaders(...)

One person died and at least 15 were missing in the Aegean sea on Tuesday after a sailboat carrying migrants sank in waters between Turkey and Greece,(...)

Donald Trump attends the 2015 Hank’s Yanks Golf Classic at Trump Golf Links  in New York. Photograph: Getty

US billionaire Donald Trump has finally won his battle against plans for a giant wind farm near his Doonbeg golf course – thanks to a little-known fre(...)

French EPP President Joseph Daul aat a European People’s Party meeting. He said: “no other country” has advanced without implementing structural reforms, as he criticised Syriza’s “political gambling.” Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

The Greek crisis has accentuated policy differences between the political groups in the European Parliament, as the main political groupings try to fo(...)

File photograph of Tom Geraghty from The Public Service Executive Union at the Department of Finance. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The economy can bear pay increases that exceed the rate of inflation and are equal to the rate of growth, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions conferenc(...)

John Douglas, president of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, speaking at a Right2Water press conference in March. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The trade union movement is not interested in the Government’s plans for “ social dialogue” if it confines and constrains the legitimate role of all i(...)

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin said his colleague Michael Noonan had no issue with Mr Varoufakis.

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan did not have a problem with former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, according to Minister for Public Expen(...)

The bomb destroyed number 30 double-decker bus in Tavistock Square in central London. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters 1:20

Britain will fall silent on Tuesday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of attacks targeting London public transport which killed 56 people, the first(...)

An anti-EU protester burns an EU flag in front of the European Comission offices in Athens on July 2. Photograph: AFP PHOTO / Louisa Gouliamaki

Chinese investors have long believed their government would not allow a bear market, only to discover Beijing’s powers are more limited than they thou(...)