The statue of Cecil Rhodes on the front of Oriel College in Oxford, as furious campaigners have vowed to fight the “outrageous” decision to keep the statue of the British colonialist on the front of the Oxford University college.  Photoagraph: Steve Parsons/PA

Oriel College Oxford has been accused of putting the money of big donors before students’ free speech after it announced that it would not remove a st(...)

‘Having left Ireland after receiving 18 years of education at home, I want to start contributing back to my own community.’

I’m originally from Belfast but I studied in Dublin. I always enjoyed visiting the south growing up, and I was fortunate to come from a family that s(...)

Relatives of prisoners who died during the hunger strikes march with their pictures  at the ‘National Hunger strike Commemoration March’ in August this year. Picture Nick Bradshaw

You’d be hard pressed to find someone on these islands who doesn’t have an opinion on the hunger strikes. The 1980 and 1981 republican hunger strikes (...)

The conference on gender inequality heard that OECD research indicated gender initiatives were significant in increasing economic growth. Photograph: Getty Images

Gender equality should be incorporated in world university rankings, leading specialist Prof Pat O’Connor has said. Prof O’Connor, who is a member (...)

British foreign secretary Philip Hammond  in Washington DC, US. File photograph: Jim watson/AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s foreign secretary Philip Hammond has privately assured the Government that the hundreds of thousands of Irish living in Britain would not be(...)

The findings by a US research team that adopting a low-fat diet and foregoing certain foods such as crisps and fry-ups may not be the best way to slim, have been strongly challenged. Photograph: PA

A row has broken out between researchers over claims made in a new study that adopting a low-fat diet may not be the best way to slim. US experts who(...)

For young children, research shows that boosting their IQ does not pay off. Photograph: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

It might not be wise to tell children they are bright. By doing so, you could be instilling an idea in their minds about their abilities by suggest(...)

The Art of the Possible:  €18.99

The motivational genre of business books is a crowded space and it’s hard to find a fresh angle. Blending psychology and business coaching techniques (...)

  Analysts and green groups have been warning for years that actual vehicle emissions were likely much higher than reported ones - creating a false sense of confidence in the quality of the air we breathe, and preventing adequate measures from being taken.  Photograph: Getty Images

VW’s cheating on diesel emissions tests has shaken the motor industry to its core. This is arguably its Lance Armstrong moment. The scales have falle(...)

Researchers note that Isaac Newton, a neurotic brooder and worrier, was able to make outstanding creative breakthroughs. Photograph: Thinkstock

Neurotics tend to be worriers but they also tend to be highly creative, and researchers believe they understand why: neurotics think too much. (...)