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. (...)

Joint research by two Dutch addiction institutes found that  4-FA  poses “major health risks”, including brain haemorrhages, strokes, heart malfunctions, and severe headaches. Photograph: Sander Koning/Getty Images)

A party drug that has been growing in popularity in many European countries as a legal alternative to heroin, cocaine and ecstasy is to be banned in (...)