Economist and broadcaster David McWilliams at the forum in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Attracting Irish emigrants back to Ireland will be key to sustaining our economic recovery, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. Opening the fourth Global(...)

‘There is something about what we are which incarnates unconditional worth.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Talking of metaphysics brings to mind the Dara Ó Briain line about herbal medicine: “We tested it all, and the stuff that worked became ‘medicine’.” M(...)

William Dunne of TCD Hist at the 2015 Irish Times Debate final in Maynooth University. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Back before TV sets were in every household and before every occasion was marked with a group selfie, third-level students turned out in their hund(...)

Mesmerising: Gemma Chan as Anita, with Pixie Davies as Sophie, in Humans

Tired of being left to do all the heavy domestic lifting for the three kids while his wife is off pursuing her career, Joe has a brainwave: he buys a (...)

A run of ‘Riverdance’ performances opens the ‘Live at the Marquee’ series. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The local economy in Cork city is set to receive a cash boost of in the region of €30 million as thousands attend the “Live at the Marquee” series of (...)

Photogenic: Heida Reed as Elizabeth and Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark in the BBC’s gorgeous new version

What I like most about Poldark (BBC One, Sunday) is that you don’t have to think too hard. There are the good guys – Ross Poldark, his poor but loyal (...)

Ellie Goulding and Beck have been added to the line up of this year’s Live in the Marquee

Concert promoter Peter Aiken has called for a relaxation of Ireland’s planning laws to allow a series of major concerts to take place each year at sta(...)

Ed Sheeran on stage during the Brit Awards. Promoter Peter Aiken has ruled out a third Croke Park gig featuring the singer this summer. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Concert promoter Peter Aiken has ruled out a third Ed Sheeran concert for Croke Park, despite the Yorkshire-born singer selling out two concerts at th(...)

Comedian Dara Ó Briain and Crónán Ó Doibhlin,  Head of Special Collections, Archives and Repository Services, UCC inspect a cpy of George Boole’s ‘The Laws of Thought’. The book centred on his famous theory of logic and probabilities and has heavily influenced mathematics for modern  computer systems. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Comedian and science aficionado Dara Ó Briain paid his respects to mathematician George Boole at the weekend when he visited University College Cork t(...)

The Department of Education: There are no strict guidelines for managing external speakers in schools but best practice decrees parents would be informed in advance

Coláiste Eoin in Stillorgan, Dublin, is accustomed to grabbing headlines for topping school league tables, and picking up awards in science and GAA. I(...)