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The challenge to third level institutions in making the case for postgraduate studies has become progressively more difficult as the economy improved in recent  years.

Graduates in Ireland considering their career options are doing so in an economy which saw a 1.5 per cent or 35,300 increase to 2,410,100 in the labou(...)

Rod and Julie Calder-Potts of High Bank Orchard, Cuffesgrange, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Our supermarkets are laden with apples from South Africa, New Zealand and France because we cannot produce good apples in Ireland. This is the genera(...)

Oxegen festival goers enjoy a mud bath by the main stage before Lady Gaga performed at  Punchestown in 2009. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Electric Picnic festival will go ahead this year, it has been announced this evening. The announcement will come as a relief to fans of the(...)