Fast-track to IT (Fit), along with further education and training authority Solas and the education and training boards, is to pilot a new ICT assoc(...)

The extraordinary life of Campbell Bruce, who has died aged 87, encompassed an idyllic childhood on the historic island of St Helena in the Sou(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food, Simon Coveney TD said food production would have to increase by 50 per cent in less than 20 years time to meet demand. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The world is facing a “virtually impossible challenge” of increasing food production by 50 per cent in two decades while protecting the environment fr(...)

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announces “hardline decision” on asylum seekers.  Photograph: Leigh Turner/Getty Images)

Refugee advocates expressed outrage yesterday after Australia’s prime minister Kevin Rudd announced that asylum seekers who arrive by boat will be sen(...)

The government of Papua New Guinea, led by  prime minister Peter O’Neill, has reinstated the death penalty and repealed controversial laws on sorcery.   Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Papua New Guinea has reinstated the death penalty and repealed controversial sorcery laws after a string of gruesome “witch” killings and gang-rapes, (...)