Declan White: “Now things are beginning to pick up in Perth city and there is work everywhere. Two years ago, 70 per cent of our work was in the northwest of the state, now 60 to 70 per cent of our work is in the city.”

While many Irish backpackers in recent years saw their trip to Australia as a chance to ride out the recession at home, Declan White has turned his ti(...)

Performing arts students  taking the Macnas module at NUIG

When I was in my Leaving Cert year, open days were seen as respite – a break from the books, a trip to the big smoke, a day out with friends. If we(...)

An aerial phptpgraph of Parkway Retail Park in Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

County boundaries are normally invisible. In Limerick, however, the concrete hulk of a half-built shopping centre marks the fault-line that divides th(...)

President Michael D Higgins with ITLG president Craig Barrett (left) and chairman John Hartnett at the ITLG Silicon Valley Technology Forum in Limerick. Photograph: Barry Cronin

President Michael D Higgins has reminded senior executives of some of the world’s leading tech companies of the importance of moral leadership as the (...)

Horsemeat ham, wurst and sausage on display – two students from Limerick have shown that horse has a quarter of the fat of an equivalent beef steak. Photograph: Getty

Beef is all very well but a nice horse steak provides a healthy option. Two students from Castletroy College in Limerick have shown that horse has a q(...)

Pat Cox said any future appointments such as those to fill the roles of chief executive or artistic director, would be advertised.

The interim head of Limerick City of Culture has said he is not a healer of the past but a manager for the future.Mike Fitzpatrick, head of the Limeri(...)

Fire Preformers taking part in the Limerick City of Culture New Year’s Eve Pageant. Photograph: Brian Gavin Press 22

andA Limerick-based academic and curator has emerged as one of the possible candidates to take over the City of Culture festival on an interim basis f(...)

From left; Saoirse Leonard, Laura Smith and Sharon Dore, joined third level students from Dublin and Maynooth taking part in ‘Fight for your future now’ a demonstrations to protest against the possibility of cuts in maintenance grant in the Budget– on Molesworth Street, Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hundreds of students marching in Dublin today heard that “targeted cuts” to grants would result in “targeted voting” by the student cohort. Head of th(...)

Photograph: Getty

Lecturers, and budding lecturers, should be thrilled. Demand for college places is rising exponentially. By the best estimates of the Higher Education(...)

Plassey House and quadrangle at the University of Limerick

DublinAn embarrassment of social riches to be plundered in the nation’s capital, so let’s begin in the very middle: Trinity College Dublin.TCDWhat’s h(...)