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Dubray Books managing director Maria Dickenson: “I think Irish readers love communication and coming into the store where they meet the staff and other customers.”
Keeping it in the family

Ireland’s SMEs have shown incredible resilience and flexibility over the years. One wonders how some of them are still standing, having endured some o(...)

At NUI Galway, Laoise McNamara received funding for the study of Bone disease; and Dimitrios Zeugolis for research on cellular tissue.

Irish universities have secured six out of just over 300 lucrative European research grants which are awarded to the continent’s top scientists and sc(...)

Wildly optimistic: the European Commission   had  hoped to have the Multiannual Financial Framework  agreed ahead of the summer’s European Parliament elections. Photograph: Getty

The Finnish presidency of the European Union is between a rock and a hard place. Ahead of the EU summit next week, it is expected at least to point to(...)

The Custom House next to the River LIffey in Dublin. Photograph: iStock

Dublin has been ranked the worst city in the world to find a place to live for expats in a new study published on Tuesday. Ireland’s capital was in l(...)

 Matt Doherty of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal against Braga. Photograph: Octavio Passos/Getty Images

Braga 3 Wolves 3 Wolves reached the Europa League knockout stages with a game to spare despite blowing a two-goal lead in Braga. Nuno Espirito Santo(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson speaks during an event to launch the 2019 Conservative Party general election manifesto on Sunday in Telford, central England. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Maybe the threat to the Irish economy from a no-deal, disorderly Brexit was entirely overblown? The Government seems to think so if its forecasts ar(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe’s budget has been approved.

Paschal Donohoe’s budget has been given a clean bill of health by the European Commission in its annual assessment of member state budget plans.  (...)

The NCSE says a change is needed to help remove the soft barriers that special-needs pupils face when trying to find school places. Photograph: iStock

Schools should be prohibited from asking parents whether their child has special needs prior to enrolment, according to official advice to be given to(...)

President of Ireland Michael Higgins and his wife, Sabina, visit an olive grove near Corinth during his official visit to Greece in February last year. Photograph: Valerie Gache/AFP via Getty

“You are so lucky to have such an honest president.” Greece loves President Michael D Higgins. He impressed Athens during his state visit here last ye(...)

 Romanians in the back of a freight truck found trying to enter the country at Rosslare Port in 1998. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

On a summer evening in 1998, officials carrying out checks on freight trucks arriving from France discovered 20 children hidden among the contents of (...)

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