Enda O’Doherty, a subeditor at the ‘Irish Press’ group, giving out the final issue of the XPress – the publication produced by NUJ members during the dispute. Photograph: Jack McManus/The Irish Times 11:46

A hundred metres down the street from Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp headquarters is a small brass plaque reading “Irish Press plc”. It is a humble remin(...)

Pat King, general secretary of the ASTI. The secondary teachers union is to consider a motion at its annual congress on whether to open discussions on a merger with the TUI. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The secondary teachers union the ASTI is to consider a motion at its annual congress next month to open discussions on a merger with the TUI. However,(...)

Correspondence between religious  congregations and the Department of Education, obtained by The Irish Times under the Freedom of Information Act, shows the  orders are taking a firm line against further contributions that would meet the Government’s target of an equal sharing of redress costs. File photograph: Reuters

Religious congregations who have failed to make promised payments to cover their share of institutional redress costs have blamed the shortfall on flu(...)

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(...)