‘Two-thirds of young people can now expect to enter higher education, compared with a mere 5 per cent for those born in the 1950s.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

The higher education system has become a pivotal institution in contemporary Irish society. Increasing expectations of its contribution to personal(...)

Prince Charles and Enda Kenny arrive at the Marine Institute in Oranmore, Galway, west Ireland on May 19, 2015. Prince Charles became the first British royal to meet Irish republican leader Gerry Adams, on a visit that will take him to the scene of his great-uncle’s murder by the IRA. AFP PHOTO / COLM MAHADY / FENNELLS

Prince Charles’ visit to Ireland marks a continuation of the healing process following on from the “dark moments” of the Troubles, according to Minist(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles with Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams. Photograph: Sean Curtin Fusionshooters 3:51

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has claimed he had a meeting of minds while talking to Prince Charles about lives lost in Northern Ireland’s 30-yea(...)

Raymond Codd of Codd Mushrooms: the mushroom industry is worth more than €112 million and now employs more than 3,200 people in Ireland

The mushroom industry in Ireland is acknowledged to be one of the best in the world. It is the largest horticultural sector in Ireland and is worth mo(...)

A still from SLR by Stephen Fingleton: the story of a pornographer who becomes obsessed with a mysterious, anonymous photographer

Two Northern Irish films have made it onto the long list for best live-action short at the Academy Awards. Ten films appear on the list, from which fi(...)

Technician performing medical scan to a patient.

Men are more likely to die of cancer, and have lower five-year survival rates than women. According to figures produced by the National Cancer Registr(...)

A significant number of so-called accountants operate outside the regulated sector. In most major European countries the law prohibits abuse of the term ‘accountant’

When is an accountant not really an accountant? And what about a engineer? Consumers may believe they understand the qualifications of someone they(...)

Greenhills Court:  will show a gross income return of over 8.5 per cent

An apartment block let to homeless charity Focus Ireland, in Tallaght, Dublin, is to be offered for sale as an investment at €1,850,000. The 15 apart(...)

“The aim of the challenge is to send a balloon equipped with a small digital camera up into the stratosphere and capture some photographs and the students have done some Trojan work over the past few weeks working out the best way to position the camera,” said Terence McSwiney College Lillian Heylin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A Cork school was today hoping to create a little bit of history by boldly going where no Irish school has gone before - sending a helium balloon up t(...)

Family handout photograph of (left to right) Ibrihim Halawa with his sisters Fatima, Omaima and Somaia, who were among hundreds of people forced to leave the Al Fateh mosque in Cairo by Egyptian security forces.

The four Irish citizens who were trapped in a besieged Egyptian mosque are now being held in Cairo’s Tora jail after the security forces stormed the (...)