Ruairí Quinn used to describe the Junior Cert as a ‘low-stakes’ exam. Clearly not all of the participants – or their parents – agree. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A progress report on the bids by several institutes of technology for university status comes before the Higher Education Authority this week, but (...)

Harry McCann (15), founder of Digital Youth Council,  at home in Clane, Co Kildare. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

On many a night at 11pm Eamon Judge wanders into his living room at home in Kinsale, Co Cork, to find his 16-year-old daughter, Ciara, engaged in a(...)

Paul McGinley seems to have been preparing for the captain’s role for years, making sure to read Paul Azinger’s book on his 2008 captaincy at Valhalla as soon as it was published. “You can’t get enough information. It would be arrogant to think you know all the answers. I certainly don’t,” he says. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

“Golf can be selfish, as we all know, and that’s possibly why it took Paul McGinley a little longer than most to get into the whole ethos and mindset (...)

The Richmond Asylum, built in the 19th century from Dublin calp limestone with granite details

The Richmond Asylum is the oldest surviving building on the site for the Dublin Institute of Technology campus at Grangegorman, Dublin. Built to de(...)

The latest QS rankings, one of the big three international league tables, shows Trinity College Dublin remains Ireland’s top university although it dropped from joint 61st place to joint 71st.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Irish universities lost some more ground to Asian competitors in the latest university rankings published today.The QS rankings, one of the big three (...)

The Minister for Justice & Equality Frances Fitzgerald, TD and Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan met with students in Templemore. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Having switched from a career as a Montessori teacher and cut short her stint working in Africa to come home and take up her place as a trainee gar(...)

Jennifer Davis in Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, presented by Irish Youth Opera. Photograph: Frances Marshall Photography

The newly-formed Irish Youth Opera (IYO) is going on tour this week with a production of Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia.Chief Executive of IY(...)

Jacob’s: moved its manufacturing to Britain years ago

What does it mean to be Irish? When it comes to grocery brands, that is, and not the craic-having, cabbage-munching, immersion-fretting stereotype we (...)

DIT’s new Grangegorman Campus, where Bam is to design and build a research facility. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Troubled construction multinational Royal Dutch Bam has ruled out a sale of its Irish arm as part of a group-wide cost-cutting drive intended to save(...)

The media must avoid negative or “overly sensationalist” reporting about children’s experiences online and must first focus on portraying the many (...)