Louise Richardson, Oxford University’s new Irish-born vice-chancellor. Lady Margaret Hall, an Oxford University college, is launching a four year pilot offering a foundation year to students from under-represented backgrounds based on Trinity College Dublin’s access programme.

An Oxford University college is piloting a scheme to recruit students from disadvantaged backgrounds based on an access programmed developed by Trini(...)

Frances Fitzgerald and Micheal Noonan at Trinity College surrounded by student from Glanmire in Cork. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The talks taking place in Trinity College are not the first political discussions of national importance the campus has hosted. Seán Barrett, seekin(...)

Trinity College provost Patrick Prendergast. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The provost of Trinity College Dublin is studying a map of the country’s oldest university. “There’s a lot happening, and a lot about to happen,” say(...)

Prof  Patrick Prendergast: “So much of the tech industry is going on here. Google, Facebook, Twitter, Airbnb – and it’s all right beside where we have our technology and enterprise centre.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Trinity College Dublin is drawing up plans to expand its campus into the heart of the “silicon docks” area of Dublin populated by Google, Facebook and(...)

Pleascach, who was runner-up at Navan, winning the Taggersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh last year. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Two future Group One winners emerged from the 2015 Irish Stallion Farms Salsabil Stakes and Curragh trainer Patrick Prendergast is hoping his star fil(...)

Sruthan, ridden by Chris Hayes, wins The Tote Irish Lincolnshire at the Curragh. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Paul Deegan saddled a memorable one-two in the Tote Irish Lincolnshire as Sruthan led home stablemate Aussie Valentine. The latter, better fancied in(...)

The Philadelphia chapter of the Friendly Sons will induct Irish Ambassador to the US Anne Anderson as the first honorary female. Photograph: Marty Katz

America’s oldest Irish society, the Friendly Sons of St Patrick, has agreed to admit female members for the first time when it marks its 245th anniver(...)

William C. Campbell at his home in North Andover, Massachusettsafter the announcement that he won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine EPA/CJ GUNTHER

This evening I’ll be celebrating the achievement of William C Campbell when he receives his Nobel Prize in Stockholm. Short of being awarded oneself, (...)

Children of Dublin collecting firewood from the ruined buildings damaged in the Easter Rising. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

It was “astonishing” that the Easter Rising was able to take place given the intelligence the British had in relation to its leaders, according to a T(...)

Atlantic Philanthropies founder Chuck Feeney (right) with president and chief executive Christopher Oechsli. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Atlantic Philanthropies is to give €138 million – its largest grant to date – to Trinity College Dublin and University of California San Francisco to (...)