UCC president Dr Michael Murphy. Photograph: UCC

State agencies and Government departments should be subjected to international peer review on a regular basis to ensure greater efficiency and effecti(...)

Thomas Dillon moved from Bundoran for a job in the United Arab Emirates.

As someone trying to build a career in digital, my friends told me I was crazy to leave Ireland, which by 2014 was pretty well established as Europe’s(...)

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(...)

Dublin is the friendliest tourist destination in the world to visit, according to users of Twitter. Dublin received the most Twitter praise for havin(...)

‘The apparent end-point of “new media” was articulated by digital entrepreneur and “King of Clickbait” Emerson Spartz in an interview in the New Yorker earlier this year.’ Photograph: Getty Images

There was once a time when popularity was viewed as suspect. “Popular culture”, for example, was what you called stuff that people liked but was gener(...)

The Society of Chartered Surveyors (SCSI) launched on Thursday a Tenants Guide to Renting to help students and first-time renters make informed decision when searching for suitable housing. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil spokesman for Education Charlie McConalogue has described the decision by University College Dublin (UCD) to raise the price of student ac(...)

Grey whales ‘all have Mexican passports, being born in warm shallow lagoons in Baja California’. Photograph: Omar Torres/AFP/Getty Images

Marine biologist Greg McCormack spots what he’s been looking for about 100m off the port side. It is a grey whale surfacing, one of a species that (...)

Going to college has always been expensive, and the advent of free fees hasn’t really changed this. Indeed the rising cost of accommodation, plus a he(...)

‘That German banks wrecked the Irish economy is one of the most persistent legends of the crisis. German bankers lent recklessly to the innocent Irish and then sent in Angela Merkel, the Austerity Queen, to get back their bad investments.’  Photograph:  EPA/Wolfgang Kumm

At a friend’s dinner table in Berlin recently I sat opposite a woman visiting from Ireland who had an important announcement to make. She said how, on(...)