‘We are not in a position to control a cloud brightening experiment scientifically,’ says one critic of the idea

Geoengineering is a dirty word in most scientific circles. The consensus is that deliberate intervention in the Earth’s climatic system, for whatev(...)

‘Priorities’ by Sabine Lacey: “Lacey’s titles nudge us towards the Unspoken with intimations of doubt, loneliness, vulnerability, pretence and other staples of family life.” Detail from Priorities by Sabine Lacey

Unspoken – Paintings by Sabine Lacey Ballina Arts Centre, Co Mayo *** Following the death of her mother-in-law, Sabine Lacey was helpi(...)

Entrepreneur Danielle Ryan photographed at her offices - Roads. Photograph: Alan Betson

Between the Viking Splash chaos, the harried commuters and the throngs of students, all of life is here on Dublin’s Dame Street. Few would be aware of(...)

Thomas Francis Meagher: Meagher flew the first Tricolour flag on March 7th, 1848, from 33 the Mall, Waterford, at the Wolfe Tone Club.

Thousands of primary schools will be visited by Defence Forces staff for delivery of the national flag as part of 1916 commemorations. The Department(...)

CAO course codes: smaller, specialised courses restrict student options and mobility. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The manipulation of CAO points by colleges through the provision of courses with a small student intake is under scrutiny again this year. Toda(...)

Change to Trinity College’s admissions procedure should allow students to specialise later in their studies. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Trinity College Dublin is planning a major overhaul of its college admissions procedures to allow students entering the university to specialise la(...)

Joan Burton may still be a fan of JobBridge but most would prefer to see it scrapped

Is it time for the controversial JobBridge internship scheme to be wound up? The Department of Social Protection announced earlier this week it was to(...)

Sophie Reid after getting her Leaving Cert results at Kilkenny College last week. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Nervous Leaving Cert students have been able to access their college offers since early this morning. A total of 52,028 students will receive round(...)

Dubliner Ray O’Donnell, organist at Galway Cathedral. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Few directors of music at European cathedrals can say they have held the post for almost half the lifetime of the august building in which they work. (...)

Checking up: You can access the marking schemes for every paper and see how they were applied in your case. Script viewing is in schools on Friday evening, August 28th, and all day Saturday 29th. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Since the release of the Leaving Cert results, students’ and parents’ questions have poured into the Irish Times helpdesk. Anxiety over whether the s(...)