Pádraig Schäler, Gaeilge, AI revolution, Clinton in Dublin and the ‘reel’ Dublin

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A young Irish cyclist in the US on a J1 visa suffered a catastrophic brain injury when he was involved in a serious road accident in Cape Cod five years ago returned to the site of the crash this week in a bid to raise awareness of his case and to highlight the dangers posed to cyclists on America's roads. Éanna Ó Caollaí spoke with Pádraig Schäler's father, Reinhard.

The Government has launched a five year "Action Plan" for the Irish language which sets out 187 measures in nine "action areas", including Education, the Gaeltacht, Family Transmission of the Language, Services and Community and Media and Technology. Pól Ó Muirí reports.

Third 'industrial revolution' will not transform our lives: The internet, robots and artificial intelligence (AI) are nothing new and they won't fundamentally change how we live. Eoin Burke-Kennedy talks with US economist Robert Gordon who takes aim at technophiles and their faith in innovation.

Clinton hails generation of 'unlikely activists' during Dublin visit: News of Hillary Clinton's arrival into Trinity was met with opposing responses by its students. The presence of student union members, past and present, signalled approval. Louise Lawless writes about the visit of the former US presidential candidate.


Facebook answers to Oireachtas committee raise further questions: Facebook Ireland recently submitted written responses to formal queries the company received from members of the Oireachtas joint committee on communications last April, but they beg as many questions as they purport to answer, writes Karlin Lillington.

The reel Dublin - Best movies about the capital city: Over the past 20 years, since the Irish film industry shook itself properly awake, somebody or other has been talking about showing us a Dublin you never see on film. Donald Clarke reports.

A third of all bee species in Ireland could be extinct by 2030: In 2004, two scientists took on a mammoth task: to systematically survey every county in Ireland for bees. They figured it would take them two years, but within months they realised that something was terribly wrong. Ella McSweeney reports.

Éanna Ó Caollaí

Éanna Ó Caollaí

Éanna Ó Caollaí is an Irish Times journalist and editor of the Irish Times Student Hub