Relative degrees: Catherine and Sophie O’Sullivan, and Mary O’Donnell

As the university conferring season got into full swing this month, there was a special celebration for Sophie O’Sullivan, who followed in the footste(...)

Former taoisigh Brian Cowen (left) and Albert Reynolds with Arthur French of the K Club at a reception in Áras an Uachtaráin hosted by President Mary McAleese.  Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

The former taoiseach Albert Reynolds, who has died aged 81, made Northern Ireland his priority when he took office in 1992. Building on the groundwork(...)

Initiatives such as the Gathering seek financial input from abroad but sometimes the money needs to flow the other way. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Most people [in Ireland] don’t give a s**t about the diaspora except to shake them down for a few quid,” was Gabriel Byrne’s immortal condemnation of(...)

Timothy (Ted) O’Leary, who died suddenly and prematurely aged 64, dedicated most of his professional life to showing that accounting is much more than(...)

“Language . . . isn’t a hiding place. It is a finding place,” observed novelist Jeanette Winterson. It was the great gift of lexicographer Diarmaid Ó (...)

File image of Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Eight Irish universities appear on a list of the world’s top 1,000 third-level institutions published today. The Center for World University Ra(...)

Dubliner Peter Leech had a river and mining town named after him for discovering gold during an official exploration of Vancouver Island in British Columbia during July 1864

An Irishman responsible for a gold rush in the 1860s was honoured yesterday at a Canadian ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the discovery. Dub(...)

The INMO is linking bullying of nurses to understaffing in the health service. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A steep rise in bullying of nurses and midwives is being linked to the pressures caused by understaffing in the health service.The Irish Nurses and Mi(...)

The main goal of the study is to produce information on online child abuse for law enforcement and industry that is ‘like a checklist’.

Irish researchers are to begin a study to gain a better understanding of online child abuse in order to help prevent such behaviour and protect childr(...)

Dr Maurice Manning, chairman of the advisory group on centenary celebrations: “We don’t see ourselves as being part of any agenda other than history.” Photograph: Alan Betson.

The expert advisory group on Irish centenary celebrations has said the holding of a public meeting in Dublin (...)