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“If you equip third level students to take on a good work/life balance, there is a good chance that they will stick with it as they embark on life,” says Brian Mullins, director of Health Promotion at University College Dublin.  Photograph: istock

The principle that healthy teenagers are much more likely to become healthy adults is the core philosophy behind the international healthy campuses in(...)

Niall Horan pursued his dream of a career in music. Above, performing with One Direction at Croke Park in 2014. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Law school debt Daily regret Is that really what you dreamed as a kid? Or did you hope one day That you’d find a way To spend four years worki(...)

The remains of actor Jer O’Leary, being carried out of the Church of St. Agatha’s. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Actor, activist, artist, raconteur, orator, and trade unionist Jer O’Leary (73), who died in Dublin on St Stephen’s Day, had a favourite quotation: “I(...)

Charities are appealing for unwanted gifts but they say they have neither the time nor volunteers to sift through what is useless. File photograph: Getty Images

What to do about all those presents you received at Christmas but which are quite useless, that is the question. Whether it is nobler, if you don’t mi(...)

Luis Rivas in his rented apartment in the Coombe, where the electricity and water have been turned off. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Property receivers Deloitte said it will do “all [it] can” to find accommodation for its tenants who have had no electricity or running water since th(...)

Laurence Baker and Kristen Flanagan at their home in Roebuck Castle, Clonskeagh Dublin, with their dogs George and Stanley. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A townhouse in Clonskeagh, Dublin, was the first house newlyweds Kristen Flanagan and Laurence Baker ever bid on and three weeks later the keys were t(...)

Stephen Kavanagh, who is to step down as  Aer Lingus  chief executive at the end of the month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

If Stephen Kavanagh was anymore down to earth he’d be subterranean. The Dubliner is as unassuming as they come, particularly among the officer ranks (...)

John Cradden at the Deaf Village Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

I was up in our attic space at home a few weeks ago when I stumbled on a box of old press clippings from my long and, eh, distinguished journalistic c(...)

The DIT building on Cathal Brugha Street has been sold for about €24m. Photograph:  Dave Meehan

The long-running campaign to sell off the Dublin Institute of Technology catering college buildings just off Dublin’s O’Connell Street has finally bee(...)

A review of teacher education reforms commissioned by the Higher Education Authority notes that primary teaching applicants were drawn from the top 12.5 per cent of Leaving Cert students in 2011. Photograph: iStock

The academic calibre of trainee teachers has dipped at a time of controversy over two-tier pay rates and falling numbers of applications to the profes(...)

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