The Irish Times was the first newspaper to publish information about how many students, from which school, go on to third-level. Photograph: iStock

They’re perhaps the most controversial feature of the Irish education landscape. Back in 2002, The Irish Times was the first newspaper to publish info(...)

Conor Leavy took home the top prize in the Bold Ideas competition.

A proposal to establish an independent data protection ratings agency in Ireland has won a prestigious student innovation competition. The winning pl(...)

Non-Irish nationals comprise 17 per cent of the population. In the Civil Service, where just 3 per cent of the workforce are foreign-born. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An audit of Irish public-sector organisations has indicated that only one in 20 has policies for integrating immigrants into the workplace. The absen(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron poses for a selfie with volunteers and spectators at  the UN Climate Change Conference COP23 in Bonn.  Photograph: EPA

The model of the Citizens Assembly should be adopted internationally so politicians and citizens can consider difficult issues on actions to counter c(...)

‘Crystal Dragon’ by Keith J Flanagan and Marc Kielmann, an entry for the Science Research Image Competition 2017.

Research opportunities for Irish Science graduates have never been better. Ireland is now home to some of the world’s largest biotech and pharma compa(...)

Students Katie McCabe, Jay Pope and Ayrton Kelly at Outhouse on Capel Street, Dublin. Some 70% of LGBTI young people feel schools in Ireland are still not fully inclusive of these students. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The election of Barack Obama heralded the end of racism in America, in much the same way as the marriage referendum in Ireland eradicated homophobia a(...)

NUI Galway borrowed €60 million from the European Investment Bank for student residences and a new building for the college of medicine, nursing and health sciences.

Just last month NUI Galway was the latest university to benefit from a €60 million loan to help transform its campus. The money from the European Inv(...)

TCD Science Gallery. Over the past decade, Irish universities including TCD have borrowed at least €675 million from the European Investment Bank and other sources.

Irish universities are at risk of losing their capacity to borrow hundreds of millions of euro needed to fund their expansion to cope with rising stud(...)

Drones are now being used to gather valuable data in a variety of areas. Photograph: iStock
Why drones are taking off

An irritating toy to some, an essential business tool to others, drones are now being used to gather valuable data in a variety of areas. “Commercial (...)

Many at third-level have only ever attended single-sex schools, and the sudden availability of legal alcohol, sex, student politics and freedom can be an intoxicating mix that leads to trouble. Photo: iStock

“You’re not in school anymore, we don’t hold your hand. If you don’t hand in your assignments or show up for lectures, there’s no detention. Nobody is(...)

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