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To be eligible for student funding, you   must meet several eligibility criteria including nationality, place of residence, previous further/higher education, approved course, and income. Photograph: iStock

My son is hoping to go to college in the autumn after he completes his Leaving Cert in June. How can I determine whether he will be eligible for a gra(...)

Paul Simon has sold his entire songwriting catalogue to Sony Music Publishing, in the latest blockbuster transaction in the music publishing business. Photograph: New York Times

Paul Simon has become the latest music star to cash in on their songbook, selling his catalogue to Sony for an undisclosed sum. Announcing the deal, (...)

How to fund an MBA: A full list of all prizes and bursaries is available from each of the institutes’ websites and from individual departments.

If you’re considering a post-grad or an MBA as your next step, how to fund it will no doubt be top of your priorities. State funding, scholarships and(...)

Ryanair rose 4 per cent in trading on Monday

European shares trimmed early losses on Monday as comments from the ECB brought down treasury yields, though inflation expectations and profit-taking (...)

A large cast of 26 women singing with a reclining piano player, Hollywood, California, circa 1922. Photograph: Underwood Archives/ Getty
Female films: Where did the women go?
  • Film
  • February 20, 2021, 06:00

In 1917, eight female directors made films for Universal Studios. In 2017, the same studio produced just one film directed by a woman – Pitch Perfect (...)

‘In the 21st century, there have been eight epidemic or pandemic viruses,’ says coronavirus researcher Prof Ralph Baric. ‘I don’t know if people are paying attention.’ Photograph: Getty Images/Science Photo Libra

Coronaviruses are a byword for inconvenience; illness, disruption and death. Almost always in a contemporary setting we mean the pandemic virus that c(...)

The departures are likely to be the largest fall in Britain’s population since the second World War, according to a statistical analysis of official data. Photograph: Ben Fathers/AFP via Getty

Coronavirus has sparked an exodus of immigrants from the UK and what is likely to be the largest fall in Britain’s population since the second World W(...)

Michael Apted at his office in West Los Angeles in December 2012. Apted was the acclaimed British director of  films such as the Coal Miner’s Daughter. Photograph: Robert Yager/The New York Times

Michael Apted Born: February 10th, 1941 Died: January 7th, 2021 Michael Apted, who has died aged 79, was a director who moved with ease between socia(...)

Neil Young performs at Madison Square Garden in 2008 in New York.

Neil Young has sold half of the rights to his song catalogue to Hipgnosis, in the same week the publishing house has acquired catalogues by former Fle(...)

Tom Barry: an unexpected initiative

Eunan O’Halpin and Daithí Ó Corráin’s magisterial study of the casualties of the struggle for Irish independence, The Dead of the Irish Revolution, wi(...)

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