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(...)

 Prof Tom Collins

A delegation from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) will travel to Bahrain next week to meet government official(...)

Nabeel Rajab outside his home in Manama last year, holding some of the teargas canisters that had been fired into his house. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Medical ethics is apparently too sensitive an issue to discuss in Bahrain following the cancelling of an international conference that was bein(...)

Medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières had teamed up with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland to organise the cancelled two-day conference in Bahrain to examine “medical ethics and dilemmas in situations of political discord or violence”.

Permission for a conference on medical ethics planned for Bahrain was verbally withdrawn by members of the Bahrain government, medical charity (...)