Up-and-coming Irish music acts, Grade inflation, Saoirse Ronan

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Irish universities’ grade inflation has sparked claims of ‘dumbing down’

Irish universities’ grade inflation has sparked claims of ‘dumbing down’


Students are most likely to secure first or upper-second class degrees at Dublin City University (72 per cent), followed by University College Dublin (71 per cent) and University College Cork (69 per cent). Peter McGuire and Carl O’Brien report.

More than 800 Leaving Certificate students attended an open day at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) on Thursday and most said they were hoping to become doctors. Ellen O’Riordan reports.

You could add 20 names to the list of Irish music contenders ready to break through in 2019 and still fall short of the number of acts that will, in some shape or form, emerge this year as bona-fide contenders. Tony Clayton-Lea reports.

The story of my family is the story of most Irish families, I think, in that it’s built on secrets and silences, writes Jacqueline O’Mahony.

It wouldn’t be awards season without the nation getting into a kerfuffle about misidentification of Saoirse Ronan as British. The good people at Harper’s Bazaar provide us with our first orgy of righteous anger. Donald Clarke reports.

Ireland’s first technological university has been formally established by law and is now the country’s largest third-level institution. Carl O’Brien reports.

Just in time for the disintegration of the fuzzy feeling of the festive period, Louis CK brought us 2019’s first dispatch from the worst elements of the internet commentariat. Louis CK shows comedians aren’t owed laughter, they must earn it, writes Seamus O ’Reilly.