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‘The Creator of Europe, ” Karel Capek wrote in the 1920s, “made her small and even split her up into little parts, so that our hearts could find joy n(...)

More than 2,000 Irish students are currently studying in some of Europe’s premier universities. Photograph: iStock

A few short years ago, thousands of Irish school-leavers were applying for UK-based courses. These numbers have tumbled in more recent times. Higher c(...)

Rising numbers of Irish school-leavers are opting to study abroad in countries such as France, the Netherlands and Denmark. Photograph: iStock

The fees are cheaper. College accommodation is easier to get. Entry requirements are less demanding. Their universities rank higher than in Ireland. (...)

Christelle McKillen: ‘Chanel is one of the most renowned luxury brands in the world, and we have some great perks, but the average working day is fairly standard.’

Working Abroad Q&A: Christelle McKillen works for Chanel on their legal team in Luxembourg, and blogs about her travels at girlsonatrain.com. Her (...)

Holly Cowman visiting one of Mary Immaculate College’s Erasmus+ partner universities, East China Normal University, in Shanghai

Tens of millions of deaths in the first and second World Wars were young men who succumbed on the soil of foreign countries, miles from their homes. (...)

There are more than 50 medical programmes taught through English in the EU and recognised by the Irish Medical Council. Photograph: iStock

Question: My son got 520 CAO points in his Leaving Cert. He would like to be a doctor, but received no offer from any universities in Ireland. Do you (...)

Mick Jagger: both he and Jeremy Corbyn are frauds when it comes to Brexit. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

In the days following Theresa May’s triggering of Article 50 last March, Mick Jagger sat down to write a pair of songs that would capture “the anxiety(...)

Jens Weidmann became the youngest ever Bundesbank president in 2011. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Vast windows line one wall of Jens Weidmann’s bright Bundesbank office, overlooking Frankfurt’s spectacular high-rise skyline as it gleams in the earl(...)

Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s chief negotiator on Brexit, with  Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Government Buildings on Thursday. Photograph: Paul Faith/Reuters

Frenchman Michel Barnier arrived in Dublin to be greeted like our Brexit saviour, promising that “Ireland’s interest will be the union’s interest” in (...)

The recent financial crisis saw real weekly earnings drop by 4 per cent from €642 in 2008 to €616 in 2011

The financial crisis of 2007-2008 precipitated the biggest reversal in real earnings in Ireland since the second World War, according to the Central S(...)

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