‘The recognition in the Constitution of the primacy of parents in the education of their children has led to a generalised notion parental choice should dictate the patronage of schools.’ Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The concerns raised by Paul Rowe of Educate Together (Opinion July 15th) regarding the lack of school places are real. Unnecessary stress is caused(...)

Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, starring Michael Fassbender as an eccentric musician who wears a huge false head at all times. The movie has picked up nine Ifta nominations

Two very different films concerning troubled men have topped the nominations for this year’s Irish Film and Television Awards (Ifta). Lenny Abr(...)

ASTI president-elect Máire Ní Chiarba and outgoing president Philip Irwin. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

The dust is still settling after conference season. An alliance of ASTI grandees and left-wing militants suffered a surprise defeat in their bid to(...)

Tense: An Bronntanas

Halfway through the first episode of An Bronntanas (TG4, Thursday) there’s a gripping scene, out at sea, that hauls what had been an amiable enough dr(...)

A still from the Irish-language film An Brontannas, directed by Tom Collins, which has been submitted in the foreign language category of the Oscars. The image shows John Finn as Garda Sean Óg, with Owen McDonnell as Fiachra Green. Photograph: IFTA

Irish-language feature film An Bronntanas is to represent Ireland in the race for best foreign language film at the 87th annual Academy Awards. The Ir(...)

White Walls, the Dubskys’ 1930s house in Ballymoney, Co Wexford

Environmental campaigner Karin Dubsky and her husband Paul have been refused permission to convert part of their home in the seaside resort of Ballymo(...)

The ASTI annual convention at Whites Hotel, Wexford.

WinnersIrish schoolchildren: Ireland is Europe’s best-educated country, according to a study released by the EU statistical agency Eurostat in April. (...)

The chancellor of the National University of Ireland (NUI) has spoken of “the centrality of human rights in the work of medical graduates” during a(...)

President Michael D Higgins: shared some concern about the direction Irish universities were taking. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /Irish Times

Irish third-level institutions are “intimately engaged with regimes that have human rights’ questions to answer”, the former head of the Bahrain campu(...)

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland’s investment in Bahrain amounts to €70 million

The Bahraini government has expressed satisfaction with the outcome of meetings held at the weekend with a delegation from the(...)