Many students in higher education feel they are not learning skills that  will boost their chances of employment, a new survey indicates. File photograph:  ThinkStock

Significant numbers of students in higher education feel they are not learning skills which will contribute to their chances of getting a job, a new n(...)

Hands up: US students are more likely to ask questions. Photograph: Getty images/Wavebreak Media

It takes a confident fresher to ask a question of their lecturer in week one. By week two only the brave are willing to share their independent tho(...)

John Banville, Eavan Boland (pictured above) and John Montague are among the line-up for a Yeats 150th anniversary event at the National Concert Hall next month.

Rebellion at Stinging Fly The deadline for submissions to The Stinging Fly February 2016 issue is this Friday, August 14th. In the Wake of the (...)

Sean O’Reilly: “Writers are asked to respond freely to the principles in the Proclamation, to the story of the Rising, its place in our cultural memory, and the current state of the country we see ourselves as part of. And the country we see ourselves as having some hand in.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In April of 2005, I was asked to read something at the unveiling of a new plaque to Michael Joseph O’Rahilly – or The O’Rahilly – in what used to b(...)

The Irish Survey of Student Engagement  received responses from more than 19,800 students across 30 higher education institutions.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Students in humanities and arts feel much less prepared for the jobs market than their college peers, with more than a quarter saying they have “never(...)

Seán Reilly’s Watermarque building, on the edge of Dublin’s Silicon docks. Photograph: Frank Miller

Online accommodation rental service Airbnb has selected Seán Reilly’s Watermarque building on the edge of Dublin’s Silicon docks as the location of it(...)

Detail from Vater-Angst (2012) by Pawel Kleszczewski, from All Man: The Show at Dublin’s Talbot Gallery

One of the problems with feminism is that there’s a temptation to think the battles have all been won. Another is that some see the goal of feminism a(...)

Declan Meade, editor of The Stinging Fly literary magazine, at its office on St Andrew’s Street, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Every reader of international fiction will know the feeling. It descends like a mist: mysterious, slightly annoying but enticing. It’s the hunger that(...)