William Dunne of TCD Hist at the 2015 Irish Times Debate final in Maynooth University. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Back before TV sets were in every household and before every occasion was marked with a group selfie, third-level students turned out in their hund(...)

The gap between Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and University College Dublin (UCD) has narrowed to just 16 places in the latest Times Higher Educatio(...)

Lotteries: could be used to keep ‘bad reasons’ out of decision-making

Making decisions by lottery is often seen as an affront to justice. Witness, for example, the furore over the Camogie Association’s plan to settle (...)

Queue for the Garda National Immigration Bureau. Photograph: Sorcha Pollak 3:18

Meaures are being introduced this week to counter long queues outside the Garda National Immigration Bureau on Burgh Quay, according to the Department(...)

 British prime minister David Cameron: by the time his entourage denied claims in a new book, a paper had serialised it and social media gleefully spun some A-grade hashtags. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

A billionaire Conservative Party donor who feels aggrieved at having been overlooked for a cabinet post enlists the help of a journalist to write a bi(...)

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(...)

 An economic impact assessment in 2012 showed the income of the University of Manchester was higher than that of Manchester City Football Club, Manchester United Football Club and Manchester Airport combined. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

A few years ago, a particular word started to appear with increasing regularity in international higher education and research circles. The word was “(...)

The Trinity Impact Evaluation  research group will work with aid agencies, policymakers and governments to figure out whether development assistance can bring about real change in the lives of some of the poorest people in the world. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin are investigating the impact of overseas development aid. The Trinity Impact Evaluation (TIME) research group (...)

Rosaleen McDonagh: Women have only recently begun to develop a disabled feminist analysis of the abortion debate. Photograph: Frank Miller

During a lecture in Trinity College Dublin early this year, feminist theorist Judith Butler described how her recent thinking is being influenced by t(...)

A French cod-fishing boat handling a large trawl. Photograph: Marcel Mochet/AFP/Getty Images

Our relationship with cod hasn’t always been plain sailing, and a new project led by a researcher at Trinity College Dublin wants to bring that his(...)