Eleven members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer  from International Consolidated Airlines Group to its shareholders and thus pave the way for a sale. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA

Ultimately, 11 members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer for the company from International Consolidated Airlines G(...)

Michael Fingleton: the book has a fascinating series of case studies from Fás to Michael Fingleton’s Irish Nationwide Building Society

David W Duffy, the founding director of Prospectus Management Consultants, launches an intriguing new book called A Practical Guide to Corporate Gover(...)

Niall McKay:  in his time in the United States the former journalist has established three Irish film festivals

Irish cinema has undergone something of a renaissance in recent years with the likes of Lenny Abrahamson (What Richard Did), Ken Wardrop (His and Hers(...)

Mark Furlong (20), from Seán MacDermott Street, who caught baby Mila  Healy in his arms to help save her from the house fire at Gloucester Place in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Being in the right place at the right time can sometimes be a life-saver, as Dublin man Mark Furlong (20) found out this week. Furlong ran to the aid(...)

Learners from the Southill Men’s Shed celebrate receiving their certificates at All Hallows College. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

The term “adult education” is something of a misnomer. It brings to mind an image of sitting awkwardly on tiny chairs in the local primary school and (...)

Class action: many of the skills required by employers are in science, technology, engineering or maths, so major capital investment is needed in labs in strategic locations, matching skills and local employment needs

The landscape for further education and training in Ireland is being transformed both by Government decisions and by how education is delivered in a d(...)

Learning the ropes: graduates from the Open Training College (above), which offers adult learning in human services and the non-profit sector
The A to Z of adult education

Access: Not everyone got the Leaving Cert they wanted. Mature students missed the chance to attend college. Students with disabilities and students fr(...)

 Joan Burton:  preparing to deliver the coup de grace to Jobs Ireland.  Photograph: Eric Luke
Burton’s new jobs site

It looks like Tánaiste Joan Burton is preparing to deliver the coup de grace to Jobs Ireland, the recruitment website that in 2008 found itself drawn (...)

Defence lawyer, Kevin Tunney, said his client had pleaded guilty at the earliest possible opportunity. He said: “It was a prank, a stupid prank. He is mortified.” File photograph: HBO

A man who pleaded guilty to possession of a samurai sword in Tallaght two months ago was reenacting a scene from the popular TV series “Game of Throne(...)

Emma Ward from Coolaney in Co Sligo has sent CVs to businesses in counties Longford, Galway and Mayo, offering to move house to work. Photograph: Brian Farrell.

Unemployment levels, poverty rates and spending cuts are all higher in small and medium- sized towns than they are in the State’s main urban areas. Re(...)