Would you move back to Ireland so your children could go to school there? Or do you want them to have an international education? Photograph: Getty Images

In a feature in next Saturday’s Irish Times, the newspaper’s Education Correspondent Joe Humphreys will ask “How good are Irish teachers?” Here’s a fl(...)

Architects’ illustration of planned new TCD School of Business, backing onto Pearse Street

Trinity College Dublin is planning a further rejuvenation of its Pearse Street facade with the development of a new business school and student resid(...)

Are students becoming smarter or are university honours qualifications becoming easier to obtain? Controversy over grade inflation rumbles on with pre(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan picutred at a press conference detailing the education budget.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

An extra 1,700 teachers and special needs assistants (SNAs) will be recruited next year at a cost of over €80 million to meet the growth in the schoo(...)

From left to right: Irish Times Education Correspondent Joe Humphreys, president of the Law Society of Ireland John P Shaw, Irish Times Legal Affairs Correspondent Ruadhán MacCormaic, and director general of the Law Society of Ireland Ken Murphy.

Three Irish Times journalists have been recognised in this year’s Justice Media Awards. Ruadhán MacCormaic, Legal Affairs Correspondent, won in the “d(...)

Runner up Elaine Waterworth, left, and winner Camilla Henderson, centre, of best dressed lady competition. Photograph: Joe Humphreys/ The Irish Times

Away from the racing, the Irish were making their presence felt in the best dressed ladies competition at Cheltenham yesterday. The winne(...)

A humanoid robot at a trade fair in Hanover, Germany. “Technology insiders, who are largely optimistic about the impact of innovation, point out that if you’re in a middle-class profession – an office clerk, a bank teller or a pharmacist – then you’re in for an uncomfortable future.” Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

The recent announcement that Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison had achieved a valuation of $1.75 billion for their internet start-up comp(...)

Summiteers: Students Josh Zoffer, Amy Burnside, Anshuman Pal, Brendan Fox and Moeka Komachi at the UA Global Summit, in Dublin this week. Photographs: Eric Luke

Over the past three days, 70 people considered the world’s top students have been in Dublin trying to sort out problems such as climate change, global(...)

New team: Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Denis O’Brien is a well-known philanthropist, and this week he saved John Delaney’s bacon. The chief executive of the Football Association of Ireland (...)

Worked up: Met Éireann’s head of forecasting, Gerald Fleming, and the warming planet. Montage: Dearbhla Kelly/The Irish Times. Photographs: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times and Rob Atkins/Getty

Gerald Fleming is no placard-wielding radical. Met Éireann’s head of forecasting, who was famous for signing off his evening TV broadcasts with a wink(...)