The employment rate of new graduates in the last couple of years has been rising steadily. Photograph: Getty Images

Your final year has begun, but you may already be thinking ahead to what you want to be doing after you graduate. You may have noticed that the gradu(...)

’A new flexible route into chartered accounting is opening doors to many students who may have felt that this was not an option for them.’ Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Becoming a chartered accountant has long since involved a familiar route: graduate from college and enter a training programme with one of the big aud(...)

Angeline Ball, Lisa Hogg and  Elaine Cassidy in Acceptable Risk

To lose one husband in mysterious circumstances may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose two looks like carelessness. “I’ve been here before, burying (...)

Amnesty executive director Colm O’Gorman urged Ministers to press for a fairer and more effective solution to Europe’s refugee crisis. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ireland is set to narrowly miss out on its pledge to relocate 600 asylum seekers from Greece and Italy within two years under a scheme agreed with Eur(...)

Dr Eamonn Martin: ‘People preferred to cling on to a history of difference and separation, rather than recognise and embrace our shared story of common suffering.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

The Archbishop of Armagh Dr Eamon Martin has criticised the writing out of history of Irish Catholics who died in the first World War. Archbishop Mar(...)

British prime minister Theresa May answers  questions following her speech   in Florence, Italy,  where  she said Britain would operate within EU rules during  a two-year  transition period. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

European leaders have given a cautious welcome to Theresa May’s call for Britain’s relationship with the European Union to remain almost unchanged unt(...)

The EU Flag flown by a protester next to the Houses of Parliament in London on Friday as British prime minister Theresa May delivered a Brexit speech in Florence, Italy. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA
Theresa May’s Brexit speech: key points
  • UK
  • September 22, 2017, 18:16

British prime minister Theresa May’s third big speech on Brexit delivered clarity in some areas, but none in many others. It could have done just en(...)

Minister for Housing  Eoghan Murphy  said the Private Member’s Bill, moved by Solidarity and People Before Profit, required further consideration. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An Opposition demand that access to housing be made a constitutional right is to be considered by a Dáil committee. Minister for Housing Eoghan Murph(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel looks at a Volkswagen ID concept car as she visits  the Internationale Automobil Ausstellung (IAA) auto show in Frankfurt last week. Photograph: AFP.

Europe’s largest car companies have more than doubled the amount of lending on their balance sheets since the financial crisis, with the growing use o(...)

Whether driven by market ideology or rationalisation, universities are choked by top-down imposition of corporate thinking and managerial vocabulary, say academics Áine Mahon and Shane Bergin. Photo: iStock/Getty

In Flannery O’Connor’s 1955 short story Good Country People, a young woman named Hulga Hopewell holds a PhD in philosophy. Hulga is an expert on the G(...)