Trinity College Dublin is revising its admissions policy to make it easier for Northern Ireland students to gain entry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Trinity College Dublin is revising its admissions policy to make it easier for Northern Ireland students to gain entry.Under the initiative, which see(...)

A cartoon from May 1829 depicting Daniel O’Connell (centre) arriving to take his seat in parliament after the passing of the Catholic Emancipation Act in April 1829.  Looking on from the middle distance are British prime minister, the Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), and home secretary and leader of the House of Commons, Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850). Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Daniel O’Connell (1775-1847) is in one way the best-remembered Irishman who flourished in the 19th century. Streets are called after him in a great(...)

Shola O’Dowd, who graduated with a BA in Humanities from DCU’s Oscail

Distance learning is not a new phenomenon. The Open University (OU) was founded in 1971 as a print-based distance teaching institution with fou(...)

Test-tube trials: scientist Conor Courtney shows Taoiseach Enda Kenny a DNA extraction experiment at the Science Gallery in Trinity College, Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Should we go online to learn? Poor teaching and what can be done about underperformance, figured on the airwaves last week on RTÉ’s “Toda(...)

Actors Daniel Day-Lewis (left) and Sally Field with film director Steven Spielberg at the Irish premiere of Lincoln. Photograph: Eric Luke

Oscar-winning film director Steven Spielberg has expressed an interest in making a film about Daniel O’Connell after learning about him while researc(...)

The Daniel O’Connell statue on Dublin’s O’Connell Street. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Daniel O’Connell was born in 1775 near Cahersiveen, Co Kerry, into a family that was both the most respected and the wealthiest in the district(...)