Terry McCarthy’s 27-year career  began on the front lines in Nicaragua and El Salvador.

In the mid-1980s, when Terry McCarthy graduated from UCD and started out at the Irish Press, Ireland’s unemployment rate was in double digits and a pe(...)

Loretta Brennan Glucksman ‘has shown herself to be a proud Irish-American, giving back so generously to the land of her ancestors’, Mr Deenihan said.

Irish-American philanthropist Loretta Brennan Glucksman has been awarded the Tipp O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award for her “outstanding contribution to th(...)

The conference heard that funding “cuts were having most impact on those who are least equipped to deal with the fallout”. Photograph: Getty Images

Employers need to share the cost of running the higher education system in return from the benefits they get from Irish graduates, the chairman of Ins(...)

Schoolchildren in Cape Town visit Robben Island; the island’s visitor centre is funded by Atlantic Philanthropies. Photograph by magnum from the book laying the foundations for change

Twenty-five years ago, Chuck Feeney made his first grant to Ireland through Atlantic Philanthropies. University of Limerick was the recipient, and (...)

Girl Carrying Grasses: Patrick Scott’s painting, a detail of which is shown here, had a price tag of £105. A Belfast alderman said it was a “monstrosity” that would “be robbing ratepayers”. Photograph: Private collection

In 1958 the architect, designer and painter Patrick Scott was on holiday near La Spezia, in Italy. He was mesmerised by the sight of a local woman car(...)

New figures  show there is a drop of 2 per cent in the number of mature applicants (those over 23) through the CAO. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A new tax relief should be introduced for part-time students as an equity measure and to help reverse the fall in postgraduate enrolments in higher (...)

The Imperial Hotel and Clerys on Sackville Street,  looking south from Nelson’s Pillar on May  18th, 1916. Photograph: TJ Westropp, courtesy of the Royal Irish Academy.

A collection of photographs depicting Dublin in the wake of the 1916 Rising has been released online as part of the newly launched Digital Repository (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker decided after taking office that the commission no longer needed a chief scientific adviser. Photograph: AP Photo/Virginia Mayo

Scientists are sticklers for evidence. They start with a theory, an assumption about why something is so, but then like to conduct experiments to c(...)

Humour, a strong social conscience and an easy mastery of technology were all outstanding characteristics of Peter Mooney, a widely respected RTÉ radi(...)

A total of 19 new members have been brought into the Royal Irish Academy at a ceremony in Dublin on Friday. The new members of the academy include Steve Myers, who was the director of accelerators at CERN when the Higgs boson was discovered in 2012 and  Martin Naughton, chairman of Glen Dimplex. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

A more “dynamic” higher education system is needed to attract both top researchers and women to leadership roles in Ireland, the president of the Roya(...)