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The latest rankings show Trinity has slipped 44 places to 164th

The flaws with college rankings are well documented. They are produced by commercial organisations which sell their expertise on how to perform better(...)

People load luggage  into a car at José Martí International Airport in Havana, Cuba. File photograph: Enrique De La Osa/Reuters

Two years ago, my son spent half his transition year in the Vedado area of Havana, a few miles west of Havana’s extraordinary old city. Havana is a vi(...)

US financial markets were closed on Monday for a public holiday, but weakness in other major currencies and a slight rise in US Treasury yields in Asia helped the dollar index rise. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

Sterling sank to a three-year low below $1.20 on Tuesday as prime minister Boris Johnson’s implicit threat to lawmakers to support him on Brexit or fa(...)

Locals prepare to welcome asylum seekers at the King Thomond Hotel, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare last year. Photograph: Eamon Ward

It seemed a match made in hell. The village did not fancy the asylum seekers. The asylum seekers did not fancy the village. Residents of Lisdoonvarna(...)

Plan for the obviously probable, and don’t sweat the unlikely and improbable. Photograph: iStock

Ten days into what would have been two months in South America, I broke my leg in two places. I was deep in Chile, a country whose language I didn’t s(...)

PM Group’s Larry Westman, Dave Murphy and Dan Flinter.  The company is ‘very focused on the USA, we want to build up our scale there,’ said Mr Westman

Engineer and builder PM Group is eyeing further purchases of businesses in the US and Europe to follow two deals done last year. PM chief executive D(...)

UBS Wealth Management has trimmed its core equity recommendation to an ‘underweight’ position for the first time since the height of the euro zone crisis in 2012.  Photograph: Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg

The world’s largest wealth manager has turned bearish on stocks, fearing that the latest escalation of the trade fracas between the US and China poses(...)

Rohingya refugees attend a ceremony in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, marking the second anniversary of the exodus from Myanmar. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Getty

Rusting behind barbed wire, rows of trailers at a repatriation centre sit empty and uninviting, evocative of a prison awaiting its inmates. In a deser(...)

US president Donald Trump (L) sits to lunch with French president Emmanuel Macron at the Hotel du Palais in Biarritz on Saturday. Photograph:  Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Squabbles erupted among G7 nations on Saturday even before their leaders had gathered for an annual summit, exposing sharp differences between the sta(...)

Mabel Chah has teamed up with Sligo musician Owen Kilfeather, who has put together a band for the launch of her EP. Photograph: James Connolly

Mabel Chah had been living in direct provision for a year when she was asked to sing Amhrán na bhFiann, the Irish national anthem, at the opening of t(...)

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