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The magic sauce which makes some schools better than others is hard to identify.

How do you choose the best secondary school for your child? New Irish economic research has some interesting insights. One is that paying for a fee-pa(...)

Passengers often complain that public transport can be expensive, overcrowded, slow and lacking reach. Photograph: iStock

As pollution released by vehicles and industry continues to have severe consequences for our health and the environment, sustainable transport has nev(...)

How much do people earn in different occupations and parts of the country? And what does this mean for policy? Recent figures from the Central Statis(...)

Tánaiste  Simon Coveney with Marguerite Sayers, executive director of Electric Ireland and Mike Maloney, executive chairman of Abtran at the announcement of the Abtran and Electric Ireland customer services solutions partnership. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy

Utilities provider Electric Ireland awarded its €30 million customer service contract to Cork-based management company Abtran. The three year contra(...)

Father-of-three Tom Griffin who  died while on holiday in Portugal. Photograph: RIP.ie

An Irish man has died while on holiday near Lisbon in Portugal. According to reports, Tom Griffin was kitesurfing on the Fonte de Telha beach in the(...)

Intel has itself lodged a first-party appeal against one condition attached to the planning permission granted by the county council. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

A farmer has appealed Kildare County Council’s decision to grant planning permission for Intel’s proposed new $4 billion (€3.53 billion) facility at i(...)

Laura Kehoe: ‘We are entering the age of planetary breakdown.’

Laura Kehoe is passionate about the natural world. In the name of conservation, she has chased herds of wildebeest and stalked leopards in South Afric(...)

‘Catholic schools encourage excellence in relationship and sexuality education, and in all learning, while promoting human flourishing in line with authentic Gospel values,’ the bishops say. File photograph: Thinkstock

Ireland’s Catholic bishops have defended the manner in which sex education is taught in schools under their patronage. In a statement following their(...)

The chief executive of Iarnród Éireann, Jim Meade, said Dart expansion would “revolutionise” Dublin’s public transport . Photograph: David Sleator

Iarnród Éireann and the National Transport Authority have begun plans to buy up to 600 electric and battery-electric powered carriages over 10 years i(...)

Student  protesters in  Dublin on Friday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Thousands of young Irish students took to the streets at lunchtime on Friday in a second round of national protests demanding a more radical response (...)

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