Senator Fidelma Healy-Eames has claimed that the State is costing its citizens jobs by failing to teach them languages. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Republic cannot give its own citizens jobs because the State is failing at teaching languages, the Seanad has heard.Independent Senator Fidelma He(...)

Green giant: University College Cork

Belated congratulations to UCC for coming runner-up for the second successive year in the GreenMetric, the league table of environmentally friendly(...)

Winners of this years ‘Irish Times’ Debate Final: team winner Ronan O’Connor and Hugh Guidera, from TCD , and Individual winner Eoin MacLachlan from UCD L&H. Photograph: Aidan Crawley 4:01

There is a long tradition in college debating of being polite to the sponsor but that was gleefully disregarded by the winners of this year’s Irish Ti(...)

Clontarf vs Terenure College - Tempers flare off the ball. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With four rounds to go in Ulster Bank League Division 1A, leaders Lansdowne remain in pole position for a home semi-final despite losing a cracking ga(...)

University College Dublin (UCD) v Dublin City University(DCU)This all Dublin-affair may prove the highlight of this year’s Sigerson Cup competition; n(...)

Dr Niall Muldoon: has outlined his plans to make direct provision the main priority of his upcoming tenure. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The new Ombudsman for Children says young people should be trusted to “make up their own minds” once they reach the legal age to marry.Dr Niall Muldoo(...)

Photo of Harold Browne for Saturday obits

Harold Browne, who has died aged 92, was an eminent surgeon and lecturer in anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). He was describ(...)

“If the British left and we didn’t that could be very awkward for the Border counties because you could end up with passport controls and passport inspections at that frontier”

Irish financial services and agricultural exports could sustain a major hit if Britain were to vote to leave the EU, according to economist Colm McCar(...)

Ulster Bank League Division 1A, Belfield Bowl, UCD vs Clontarf - UCD’s Jordan Coughlan and Anthony Ryan of Clontarf. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Matt D’Arcy heated up a bitterly cold Belfield Bowl with a terrific hat-trick of tries as Clontarf claimed a 38-17 bonus point win over UCD in Ulster (...)

UCD were relegated in a play-off last season but could be in line for a Europa League slot next year through UEFA fair play. (Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer)

UCD could be in line for a surprise spot in next season’s Europe League after it was announced Ireland currently top the UEFA Respect Fair Play League(...)