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Choosing to convert disciplines prior to seeking to enter the labour market is a perfectly rational decision.

As a Guidance Counsellor, I would always advise aspiring undergraduate students to study what they are passionate about. Nothing gets you successfully(...)

Irish agri-tech start-up Cainthus has developed technology that can identify cows using facial recognition and monitor their health and wellbeing, tracking their food and water intake, behaviour patterns and heat detection.

Irish agri-tech start-up Cainthus has strengthened its management team, with Steve Kickert taking on the role of chief operating officer. Mr Kickert(...)

Declining birth rates are no longer confined to the western world. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters

The conventional projection by the UN is that world population, currently 7.7 billion, will increase to 11.2 billion in 2100, then stabilise before sl(...)

Vodafone agreed to acquire Liberty Global’s German and Eastern European units last May. Photograph: iStock

Vodafone plans to sell about €4 billion of securities convertible into shares to help fund its acquisition of some of Liberty Global’s European busine(...)

Does anyone really believe teachers are better paid than IT workers? Photograph: Getty Images

How does your income compare to others? It’s a divisive question: one that can turn a casual conservation into a veritable knife fight. Income dispari(...)

Commissioner Drew Harris suggested having personnel based overseas permanently would help the Garda in Ireland. Photograph: Collins Courts

Lingering questions about why the trial of Patrick Hutch for the murder of David Byrne collapsed will be answered, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has (...)

It seems the French are too blame for putting salt and pepper together. Photograph: Getty Images

“The devil is in the details” is an idiom whose truth always pops up when investigating food. What seemed simple at first turns out to be a complex so(...)

Prem Group chief executive Jim Murphy

International hotel manager Prem Group has launched a business to sell coach tours and group bookings to independent hotels across Ireland and Britain(...)

Denis Casey pictured in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

After former Irish Life and Permanent chief executive Denis Casey lost his appeal against his conviction in the Supreme Court on Thursday, we profile (...)

Lizzie Brown Halliday (c1860 - June 18th, 1918) was the first woman sentenced to die in New York State’s electric chair (1894) but her sentence was commuted based on insanity and she spent the rest of her life in a mental institution. Image: New York NY National Police Gazette, September 23rd, 1893/Wikimedia Commons

Irish-America is awash with stories of successful Irish migrants; the men and women who built industrial cities, served its people, or educated its ch(...)

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