Shipyard workers in 1999. Protestant school-leavers still think more in terms of jobs than higher education, though many of the jobs have gone. Photograph: Stephen Davison

A report from the North’s Equality Commission has found that educational inequality remains a serious problem in Northern Ireland, with Protestant wor(...)

Syrian refugees walk along the Istanbul-Edirne highway in an attempt to cross the Turkish-Greek border in Edirne, a city in the west of Turkey. Photograph: Cem Turkel/EPA

Aid agencies have criticised European ministers for failing to reach an agreement on a relocation scheme for refugees, calling on the EU to replace sm(...)

‘The quota will rise to 40 per cent seven years after the upcoming general election.’ Photograph: Getty Images

I was taken aback by the sheer number of accomplished and inspiring women gathered in the one place. Perhaps others who attended the Beijing20 confere(...)

‘Children have a right to attend inclusive public schools.’ Photograph: Getty Images

At a recent meeting with Atheist Ireland, the Taoiseach and the Minister for Education personally apologised to atheist parent Derek Walsh, whose chil(...)

Tomas Heneghan from Galway leaves the Four Courts after his High Court case. Photograph:  Courts Collins

A young gay man has brought a High Court challenge after being told he is permanently deferred from donating blood here after he disclosed having had (...)

A woman forced into prostitution and sexual exploitation after being trafficked into Ireland aged 14 has brought a High Court challenge over a refusal(...)

Emily Logan, chief commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission: ‘Repeal of the act would have negative consequences for rights’. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

The Belfast Agreement will be damaged if the British government carries out its pre-election pledge to repeal the UK Human Rights Act and withdraw fro(...)

Dubliner Ibrahim Halawa:  awaiting trial in Egypt  along with 420 others since August 2013

  The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission was divided over whether to issue a call for the “immediate release” of Irish teenager Ib(...)

Cuts imposed during the financial crisis disproportionately hurt the “disadvantaged and marginalised” and must be phased out, a United Nations committee has said.

Cuts imposed during the financial crisis disproportionately hurt the “disadvantaged and marginalised” and must be phased out, a United Nations comm(...)

Russell Library in Maynooth University: general law degrees
Career Guide: Law

Not all law graduates go on to become lawyers or solicitors: it is a surprisingly general degree which can lead to a range of career options. L(...)