Prof Anne MacFarlane called for professional interpreters to be available in the healthcare system to help migrants who have limited English. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Children of migrants are being taken out of school to act as interpreters for their parents at doctor visits, a conference has heard.The University o(...)

Fergal Keane: said “the obligation to fact, complexity, nuance and context has never been more vital”

The battle for reason in a world overwhelmed by propaganda, simplification, powerful lobby groups and internet trolls is one of the greatest challenge(...)

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy speaking at a student union event

Students today are accused of lacking the radicalism of their predecessors but, according to Diarmuid Coogan, who lent his name to one of the most fam(...)

The Irish Hospital Consultants’ Association has said highly trained doctors are being “driven out”. File photograph: Getty Images

Nine out of 10 medical students plan to leave or are “contemplating” leaving Ireland when they qualify, a new study involving the State’s six train(...)

UL’s Tony Kelly comes face to face with WIT’s Gavin O’Brien in the drawn final. Photo: Inpho/Lorraine O’Sullivan

After crashing to eventual champions Waterford IT in last year’s semi-final, University of Limerick and Clare’s Tony Kelly will hope to add a Fitzgibb(...)

All international and local research shows higher levels of education increase your employability as well as your salary

Young people throughout the EU are the biggest cohort of victims of the current economic crisis. Their rate of unemployment ranges from mid-20 per cen(...)

Dr Marion Butler and biology students at Maynooth University

What interests you? Saving the world from climate change? Exploring the inner workings of human sexuality? Becoming a master interior architect des(...)

Eoin Carley at the Paris Observatory

Postgraduate qualifications in a word: research. Postgrads are all about specialist thinking, of looking at the world in new ways, and figuring out(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s largest research centre, the Tyndall National Institute, is to head a European consortium which is looking to create thermally intelligent (...)