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(...)

Izzeddeen and Eman Alkarajeh with their children Omar, Jouri and Lama. Izzeddeen, a Palestinian from the west bank who moved here from Saudi Arabia with his wife and children last year and is living in direct provision in Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Izzeddeen Alkarajeh had been living and working in Saudi Arabia for nearly 17 years when he lost his job. He knew his Jordanian wife, who he met durin(...)

Higgins’ current seven-year term as President is due to come to an end in October 2018 if it is not renewed. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins says he will not announce if he is going to run for the presidency again until September 2018. His current seven-year ter(...)

Prime minister Theresa May with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau at a ceremony in Ottawa. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Theresa May has attempted to reassert her authority over Brexit, insisting that her government is united and distancing herself from Boris Johnson’s (...)

Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh, inventor of Sugru, said she wanted to make a product to help tackle today’s “throwaway culture”

The Irish-owned company behind Sugru, a mouldable glue product, expects growth of around 50 per cent next year following the launch of a new product. (...)

It is tempting to view each of Boris Johnson’s actions through the prism of his personal ambition and selfishness, the two great animating forces of h(...)

 The Bombardier  plant in Belfast. The Canadian aerospace giant confirmed 95 redundancies in the North as part of its global restructuring programme. Photograph:  PA Wire

A trade row between Boeing and Bombardier which could threaten thousands of jobs in the North is expected to dominate an official visit by the British(...)

Capri ridden by Seamie Heffernan (left) wins the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh. Ryan Moore will be on board for the St Leger bid.  Photo credit should read: PA Wire

Ryan Moore will aim to complete a full set of British classics by teaming up with Aidan O’Brien’s Capri in Saturday’s William Hill St Leger at Doncast(...)

Workers at Tara Mines in Knockumber, Co Meath. Tara boasts a workforce of about 600 people and mines roughly 2.6 million tonnes of ore every year.

At 8am every day, a fleet of Toyota Land Cruiser SUVs powers up in Knockumber, Co Meath, to bring workers down Europe’s largest zinc mine. Navigating(...)

Hillary Clinton has revealed she considered  including a universal basic income as a central policy plank in her 2016 election campaign. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

In her campaign memoir What Happened, published this week, Hillary Clinton makes a startling revelation about what might have been the central policy (...)