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Our post secondary school education and training system  is deeply fractured along lines that owe much to traditions of prejudice and status consciousness. Photograph: iStock

The recent Higher Education Authority analysis of completion rates among undergraduate students offers many grounds for congratulation: overall the fi(...)

With most women needing more than one pack and many also needing painkillers a woman’s 13 periods cost more than €100 per year. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

In a scene from I, Daniel Blake, Katie, a young, single mother visits a food bank and, while picking up some vegetables and other staples, asks if the(...)

The passport division of the Irish embassy in London has warned that it is ‘under pressure’ due to the rising number of applications ahead of Brexit. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The passport division of the Irish embassy in London has warned that it is “stretched and working under pressure” and that staffing levels “are not su(...)

The BBC has bowed to pressure to provide viewers with information about abortion after being criticised following a row sparked by an episode of Call (...)

The 2019 TG4 Gradam Ceoil winners

SUNDAY 17 TG4 Gradam Ceoil 2019 The Waterfront Theatre, Belfast 9pm £26.50/£22.50 waterfront.co.uk Returning to Belfast for the second year in a ro(...)

Mairéad Nayager, Diageo’s chief HR officer, with her daughter Maeve. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

As the top human resources executive in a FTSE 100 company, and the woman who signs off on its gender pay gap reports, Diageo’s Mairéad Nayager someti(...)

Women who visited the BBC’s helpline website after an episode of Call the Midwife complained about the lack of abortion advice. Photograph: Aimee Spinks/Neal Street Productions/BBC

Healthcare organisations in the UK have called on the BBC to reverse its “stigmatising” decision to not provide information about abortion. Following(...)

Glasgow Girls: it could be unbearably earnest were it not for the Glaswegian duty to be gruffly unsentimental

GLASGOW GIRLS Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ When immigration officers kick down the door of a Glasgow flat, during a dawn raid, it is, perversely, beca(...)

The governing body for European rugby (EPCR) has reassured the clubs which have qualified for the knockout stages of the Heineken Champions Cup and Ch(...)

CIE International Tours chief executive Elizabeth Crabill: “We are masters of marketing in North America but we do not know how to market in China yet.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Elizabeth Crabill isn’t chasing millennials to the same extent as some of her rivals in the travel industry. “They’re not going to be the bread and b(...)

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