Hanoi, Vietnam. Turtle or Tortoise tower in Hoan Kiem lake

We are travelling to Hanoi in March. What would you advise is the best way to carry currency, pay for services, as we don’t want to carry too much ca(...)

System of denominationally controlled education in Ireland is ‘fundamentally unjust’

Many immigrants feel pressured to allow their children to be taught in Catholic schools to ensure that they later successfully apply to become Irish c(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the launch of the party’s advertisement campaign outside Leinster House. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

As we head into the second weekend of what we are currently calling the 2016 election, there is every possibility that we will end up having to call i(...)

Barry Johnston (left) and Ed Davitt (right) have both announced their intention to run as independent candidates for the Seanad from abroad.

A second Irish person living abroad has announced he will run as a candidate in the Seanad election this year. Ed Davitt, a 35-year-old from Dublin (...)

46 Kildare Street: presented in  good decorative order, with  many original features, including decorative cornice and coving with feature exposed brick walls

Letting agent Knight Frank is quoting a rent of €376.75 a sq m (€35 per sq ft) for space in a restored Georgian office building in Dublin city centre.(...)

College Green is unquestionably Dublin’s great architectural set-piece and has been celebrated as such since the 1790s, when it featured in James Malt(...)

Rev Terence McCaughey (left) pictured in Rathfarnham in 2001 with Prof Kader Asmal, South Africa’s former Minister for Education. Photograph: File photo/The Irish Times

Rev Terence McCaughey (83), a leading member of the Dublin and Munster Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland has died. Prominent in acade(...)

A new exhibition features large-format prints of photographs of central Dublin by antiquarian Thomas Westropp in the aftermath of the Rising, including one of the ruins of the GPO taken from Nelson’s Pillar. Photograph: After Easter: Photographs of Dublin in 1916 by Thomas Johnson Westropp

February 4th, 1916 The Irish Times was animated about the state of Irish education in an editorial. The war had exposed faultlines and it cried out (...)

Mandatory sexual consent classes will now be part of the orientation programme for first-year Trinity College students living in halls. Photograph: Alan Betson

Should young men have compulsory lessons on how not to be a rapist? It seems that Trinity College Dublin has decided that they must. Mandatory sexual (...)

Irish Times swimmer Rachel Collins: Backstroke  is my least favourite stroke – I’ve yet to finish a length without giving myself a good sinus-rinsing.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

This week we tried the dolphin… and it was delicious. Joking aside, learning the dolphin kick was the first chance we’ve had in a couple of weeks to p(...)