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(...)

Business intern: “intern” and “internship” are not defined terms in Irish law

Recent years have seen fewer employment opportunities for new graduates and the rise of “intern culture”, a form of quasi-work experience, frequently (...)

Outgoing Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Three years and four months isn’t enough time to transform as conservative an area as education but Ruairi Quinn can’t be faulted for his effort. In t(...)

A spokeswoman for Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn said “it would be unfair if you allowed data from ETB schools be released, when there would be no data from other schools, and from a policy perspective it would lead to the creation of crude league tables.” .Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has secured Cabinet approval to ensure a widening of the scope of the Freedom of Information Act does not lead to (...)

The tombstone of John Parr, the first British soldier killed in World War I, on August 21st, 1914, at the Military Cemetery of Saint-Symphorien in Spiennes, Mons. Photograph: Benoit Doppagne/AFP/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins is to attend an official British commemoration for the start of the first World War at Mons in Belgium. He will be among (...)

Niall Saul: “The problems we’ve seen in the Garda, the Department of Justice and the charity sector are fundamentally problems of culture. When you see similar cultural issues emerge in different organisations at the same time, you have to assume they are not institution specific, and may be present in other organisations or businesses too.”

Better call Saul. Niall Saul, that is, the human resources consultant who was previously a senior executive at Irish Life & Permanent and Waterfor(...)

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn said it would be a matter for Sola to decide if a course was not delivering. Photograph: Frank Miller /

Further education courses which are underperforming, by failing to attract students or match them with job opportunities, will have their funding cut(...)

A new free app aims to make job hunting much easier for teachers.

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 Angela Kerins,  former chief executive of Rehab:   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The public spending watchdog will tomorrow begin a formal process seeking Oireachtas approval to compel former Rehab chief executives Angela Ke(...)

 The memorial to those who died as a result of drug abuse, at Upper Buckingham Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Edel is a child of her time and place – growing up in Dublin’s north inner city during the late 1970s and 1980s when a heroin epidemic hijacked a w(...)