Basil Walsh: generously gave of his friendship, scholarship and expertise in the cause of making Ireland’s music heritage better known

Basil Walsh, biographer of composer Michael William Balfe and of singer Catherine Hayes, who has died at the age of 80, was an important researcher, a(...)

It was a good year for DIT. Above, students at DIT’s Grangegorman campus. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

  2014 WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR . . .   Dublin Institute of Technology The €38 million first phase of DIT’s Grangegorman campu(...)

 Aodhan Ó Ríordáin said: “I  would have fears as to the ability of broadcasters to be able to allow people to have their opinions and to speak them quite openly and honestly.”

Minister of State for New Communities, Culture and Equality Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said the BAI’s decision in two recent cases, in which it ruled against t(...)

‘For many, the points system is broken.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Education in Ireland has many advantages that will help us to recognise and introduce the changes necessary as we approach the third decade of the (...)

Senator Susan O’Keeffe and Frances Fitzgerald, then Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, in 2013. The Senator  was part of a four person panel discussing whistleblowing at the Royal Irish Academy on Monday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The State will never be able to legislate entirely against liars and cheaters and the public will always be reliant on the role of whistleblowers, a d(...)

The president of the European Research Council Prof Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

The president of the European Research Council Prof Jean-Pierre Bourguignon was in Dublin last week to address a meeting on the subject: “Excellent re(...)

European Research Council president Prof Jean-Pierre Bourguignon says more women are needed in pioneering scientific research. “We need all the talented people we can get,” he said. “We can’t forget half the population of Europe.”  Photograph: European Research Council

Ireland could seriously damage its ability to conduct world class science if it fails to invest in blue-skies research. It would weaken the research b(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny  at the Mansion House, Dublin, for the launch of the Royal Irish Academy’s Art and Architecture of Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Enda Kenny described them as “the gospels of Ireland”. President of the Royal Irish Academy Prof Mary Daly said they were “national monumen(...)

Prof Ciarán Regan, who has died aged 64, was a distinguished scientist and teacher whose groundbreaking research led to a better understanding of how (...)

Studio session: some years were creative deserts. Others saw the creation of a number of significant works: Finnegans Wake, by James Joyce, and My Four Green Fields, by Evie Hone – shown at work in 1952 – are both from 1939. Photograph: The Irish Times

Over the next two years, Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, which begins today with a profile of James Joyce’s ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’,(...)