Waterford Institute of Technology. Photograph: David Sleator

Long-awaited plans for a university in the southeast have taken a fresh blow with the decision by Waterford Institute of Technology to pull out of neg(...)

View of the quays in Waterford city. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Waterford has been campaigning for a university for more than 20 years, citing the high rate of unemployment in the southeast as a reason for special (...)

In its latest report, the UN committee told Ireland to do more to provide non- denominational schools and Atheist Ireland said it was “self- serving for Educate Together, at the expense of possible non-denominational schools” to use this recommendation to “to plead for Government funding”.

Patron de jour Educate Together has been under attack from an unlikely quarter these days. Atheist Ireland has accused the organisation of misl(...)

Susan O’Shea and Ciara O’Callaghan with cast members at rehearsals for “The Four Euclids of Squid and The Festival of Imagination and Wild Fancy” presented byThe Little Red Kettle, at Garter Lane, Waterford, in 2000. Photograph: Eric Luke

Confirmation that Waterford’s Red Kettle Theatre Company is to go into liquidation has been greeted with shock. The news emerged yesterday that the c(...)

Full list of candidates One of a handful of counties where city and county councils have been merged, the new Waterford County Local Authoritie(...)

Talking to children about Harry Potter (above, played by Daniel Radcliffe), can introduce philosophical subjects such as ethics (Is power more important than good?) to epistemology (How can we know ghosts and trolls?) and metaphysics (How do spells work?)

If you’re a teacher and you’re planning to do philosophy with your class then resist the temptation to reference weighty tomes written by dead Greeks (...)

Collectable philosophers: cards for the thinking classroom. Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly/Irish Times Premedia

If philosophy had been on the curriculum 30 years ago, would we be in the same mess we’re in today? It’s a tantalising thought and the very sort of “w(...)