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The Academic performing on stage at Croke Park ahead of the Rolling Stones concert. Photograph: Collins

The Academic performing on stage at Croke Park ahead of the Rolling Stones concert. Photograph: Collins

 

Universities seek €234m funding injection in Budget 2019: Ireland’s universities are seeking a substantial increase in funding to counteract the impact of cuts to the higher education sector over the past decade. Éanna Ó Caollaí reports.

The Irish Times is giving readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to see The Academic on Friday on July 20th perform in the Iveagh Gardens, Dublin. Click here to enter.

‘He called me the ‘N’ word, I felt absolutely terrible’: Joella Dhlamini had been living in Ireland a year the first time she was racially harassed on the street. Sorcha Pollak reports.

‘In 2018, gay conversion therapy is happening. It’s everywhere’: Detailing his time in Love in Action, a “gay conversion therapy organisation”, for Boy Erased: A Memoir was no easy task for Garrad Conley. Shilpa Ganatra reports.

The 10 best Irish albums of 2018 (so far): Tony Clayton Lea picks some of the best music released by Irish artists this year

TCD enters ‘The Economist’ top 50 EMBA ranking: Trinity College Dublin’s Executive MBA programme has been listed 44th in The Economist’s global ranking of Executive MBA (EMBA) programmes, writes Éanna Ó Caollaí.

No sweat: what to do when it is so hot you start to stink: his time of year, people can get a little smelly. Paula Cocozza reports.

Economics isn’t the only reason emigrants come home. Referendums play a role too (subscriber only):For Irish people abroad of a broadly liberal political persuasion, an Ireland that has recently given large majorities to referendums on LGBT and women’s rights may seem increasingly attractive, compared to the uncertainties of a Brexit-convulsed Britain, or Trump-era America, writes Marc Scully.