Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan: call for her to effect a European Commission recommendation on improving pay transparency which would help close the gender pay gap. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Irish Federation of University Teachers has called on the Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan to implement a European Commission recommendation(...)

Dublin City University’s Fiontar programme has revolutionised the way in which students relate to the language

There seems to be a general perception that our national language is perpetually on its last legs. But the view from within the Irish-language depa(...)

Two women rest and sleep in a football field in Siliguri on Sunday  hit the region on April 25th.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images 2:42

Efforts are continuing to make contact with all Irish citizens known to have been in the region affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal. Min(...)

 International Federation of the Red Cross  workers carrying an injured person in Kathmandu, Nepal,  April 25th, 2015. Photograph:  EPA/Carl Whetham/IFRC/EPA

Some 100 Irish citizens are now known to be in the region affected by the Nepal earthquake and the Department of Foreign Affairs said contact had been(...)

The number of people hospitalised with dog bites per 100,000 population jumped from 4.65 in 1998, to 5.07 in 2007, and further still to 5.64 in 2013.

The number of people hospitalised for dog bites rose by 50 per cent between 1998 and 2013, and the incidence of such cases in Ireland is much higher t(...)

The Atlantic coast of the US photographed at night from the International Space Station. Photograph: Nasa/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

What do surgical instruments, high-speed computer communications, low-energy Christmas tree lights, pollution measurements and improved education i(...)

Guide to business courses

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE Higher Certificate in Business and Accounting (Level 6) IT Tallaght Two years full-time (with part-time options) T(...)

Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands. The airlink involves subsidising islanders’ use of three daily return flights to and from Inis Mór on weekdays and two return flights at weekends

Aran islanders have appealed to the Government to avert cutbacks to their air link which could jeopardise the economic viability of coastal communitie(...)

Tom Boland, chief executive of the  Higher Education Authority,  said some universities were  “lamentably slow, even contradictory” in reducing number of courses.

Several universities are blocking attempts by Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan to reduce the number of entry courses in a bid to simplify the th(...)

The rise in the number of life sentences reflects the increasingly violent nature of crime, especially among organised criminals, as well as the success of the Garda in bringing criminals before the courts

The average time in prison served by those sentenced to life reached 20 years last year for only the third time in the history of the State.News that (...)