A recent trade mission to China led by Education Minister Ruairí Quinn focused on attracting Chinese students to Ireland’s third-level and grad(...)

In its earliest stages, HIV infection can be relatively silent – without testing for it, you wouldn’t know for sure it is there. But if a perso(...)

‘John Maynard Keynes’s counsels of caution were designed to guide rather than discredit the aspirations of an Ireland which, he remarked, had “lifted a lively foot out of the bogs to become a centre of economic experiment”.’ Photograph: Gordon Anthony/Getty Images
Keynes revisited

Eighty years ago, on April 19th, 1933, John Maynard Keynes, the greatest economist of the age, came from Cambridge to deliver the inaugural ann(...)

Jack Kirwan, who is now studying arts at University College Dublin. “I am beginning a new chapter in my life,” he says of his struggle with depression. Photograph: David Sleator

The year was 2010. I had just got back from a dream trip to New Zealand. I was on the rugby team at school. I had the perfect family, the perfe(...)

Extreme weather conditions, poor soil quality and intensive farming can all have a negative impact on the biological processes of plants, anima(...)

A prison officer in the commital unit of Mountjoy Prison, where prisoners spend their first night. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

For some years the prospects for penal reform have been undermined by a sense of pessimism about the possibility of reversing a steady upward t(...)

Prof Luke O’Neill of Trinity College Dublin is leading the research project involving 10 universities which has potential for use in blood poisoning and conditions such as Type 2 diabetes. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An international research effort led by Ireland has discovered a way to halt the damage and risk of death caused by blood poisoning. Already te(...)

A man waits to make a transaction at a Laiki Bank ATM in Nicosia yesterday. Cyprus’s two insolvent banks are being put through resolution procedures that will see equity holders and bondholders lose out and uninsured deposits subjected to a substantial write-down. Photograph: Reuters/Yorgos Karahalis

From an Irish perspective the most remarkable aspect of events in Cyprus is how they represent a complete reversal of Eu ropean policy from the(...)

Iraqis examine damage inflicted on their house by a car bomb attack in AL-Mashtal district in Baghdad last Tuesday. Car bombs and a suicide blast hit Shi'ite districts of Baghdad and south of Iraq’s capital, killing at least 50 people on the 10th anniversary of the invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen

On March 19th, 2003, the United States, under President George W Bush, and with the support of Britain and a number of other states, led an inv(...)

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In July 2007, the Harris Report indicated that less than one third of pupils from English-medium schools achieved mastery of the Irish language(...)