The winning students visited Dublin City Hall on Wednesday where they were presented with a gold medal by summit patron President Michael D Higgins.  The medal, which features Irish designer, artist and architect Eileen Gray, was awarded to the overall winner in each of the competition’s 25 categories. Photograph: Lucy Nuzum

The Undergraduate Awards summit, which concluded its 2015 meeting in Dublin on Friday, is planning to expand its activities to the seven continents(...)

The Student Hub: The platform will feature articles written by students and Irish Times writers.

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Over 4,000 people from 47 countries submitted jokes in a competition ahead of Pope Francis’ US visit last month. Photograph: Screengrab/

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton pictured last week.  Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the general election will be in the Spring of 2016 and insisted he sees no reason to change his mind. Mr Kenny said his (...)

Northern Ireland secretary Theresa Villiers delivers the British government statement to the House of Commons on Tuesday afternoon.

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Jamaican ska and reggae trombonist Rico Rodriguez photographed in Paris in 1980. Photograph: Chalkie Davies/Getty Images

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Tunisia victims (left to right): 16-year-old survivor, Owen Richards, his uncle Adrian Evans, grandfather Patrick Evans and brother Joel Richards.

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Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said the Government will closely study today’s judgment by the High Court in Belfast on the case of (...)

British actress Joan Collins (left) has clarified that she is not the same Joan Collins (right) that was arrested at a protest over water meters in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Reuters/Collins

Soap star Joan Collins took to twitter on Tuesday to deny she was arrested at a protest in Dublin.The British actress was referring to an incident in (...)