“Children who went through Quebec’s child-care system were more likely to commit a crime, have poor health and experience lower levels of life satisfaction.”

Childcare is one of the biggest worries faced by parents working outside the home. They worry about the cost, they worry about the quality, and they w(...)

‘Tens of thousands of those inspired to vote Yes to one amendment by the impressively uplifting “Yes Equality” campaign apparently saw no contradiction in rejecting the other.’ Above, members of Get the Boat 2 Vote, a group of Irish people who returned from London to vote in the same-sex marriage referendum. Photograph: DAVE MEEHAN

What happened on Friday was truly odd. In the same breath, the Irish electorate triumphantly extended equality to same-sex couples, and resoundingly d(...)

Lu Wei: China’s minister of cyberspace affairs administration: Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Wang Zhihong (31), who works for an American medical equipment company in Beijing, finds the best way to keep up to speed about his company’s products(...)

U2 guitarist The Edge (David Evans) with his son, Levi

"Two summers ago, Bono spoke to me about drawings he had made of his father. He asked if they could be used to raise money for the Irish Hospice Fo(...)

The National Children’s Choir, which will sing at Féilte 2014

The life of a teacher: short working days and long holidays interrupted only to complain about Junior Cert reform. That’s the popular narrative abo(...)

Prof Dan Breznitz has studied innovation growth economies such as Taiwan, Israel and China. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Prof Dan Breznitz must number among the most internationally eclectic members of Ireland’s broadly defined diaspora.The Israeli native came to reside (...)

A Great Famine memorial in Dublin (above). When the coffin ships “rampant with cholera and typhus” arrived in Canada “the dead and living were huddled together”, and bodies were pulled from the ships with boat hooks, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told an audience which included 43 ambassadors , Government TDs, returned emigrants and up to 2,000 local people. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny this evening remembered those who died “slow starving deaths in the fields around here” as he led the National Famine Commemorati(...)

Toronto, Canada is a city of contrasts. Photographs: Ian Willms
Oh Toronto
  • Travel
  • March 15, 2014, 01:00

When I tell my friends in Toronto how much I love their city, they often say, “Really?” I always assume they imagine I’m just trying to be grac(...)

Author claimed Marine Institute had published “fundamental errors” when assessing whether sea lice from farmed salmon could cause damage to migrating wild salmon smolts

A research journal has apologised to the Marine Institute for applying inadequate editorial procedures when allowing pu(...)

The brains of some children who have been abused or neglected are structurally different from those of young people who have not been exposed to ill-t(...)