Joyce Stokes: “If I have a bad night’s sleep, the trembling becomes more frequent the next day.” Photograph: Shane Stokes

Saturday is designated World Rare Diseases Day in an attempt to highlight rare diseases and their impacts on individuals and their families. Rare dise(...)

A total of 45 women-only posts are to be allocated over a three-year period. Photograph: iStock

Third-level colleges have received approval for 20 women-only professorships aimed at tackling gender inequality in higher education. The appointment(...)

  Prof Shane O’Mara (TCD), Prof Roger O’Sullivan (Institute of Public Health), and Vanda Cummins (HSE) at the Institute of Public Health conference on physical activity in older people in Dublin. Photograph: Justin Farrelly

Older people across Ireland need to be encouraged and given opportunities to partake in strength and conditioning exercises, according to health profe(...)

International student numbers grew by 26 per cent in the past three years, climbing to 14,412 this year. Photograph: iStock

The growth in the proportion of international students attending Irish third-level colleges is significantly outpacing that of Irish students, new fig(...)

‘I decided to do as much as I could to help her and secure a better life for my family.’ Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

When Patrycja Jurkowska was eight years old she decided to turn her life around. She had watched her mother working three jobs - as a hairdresser, hou(...)

Stanley Petlane: ‘I’m not eligible for the Susi grant because I’m not in Ireland enough years’

Stanley Petlane joined the more than 58,000 Leaving Cert students around the country in nervously opening the envelope containing his exam results on (...)

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot for Apollo 11, on the moon on July 21st,1969. Photograph: Neil Armstrong/Nasa/via Reuters

When Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon on July 21st, 1969, about 600 million people watched the culmination of a frenetic few years at Nasa, racing (...)

Buzz Aldrin, an American engineer and  astronaut, was one of the first two humans to land on the moon. Photograph: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

The new film Apollo 11 about the first spaceflight to the moon is due for release in Ireland this coming weekend. It consists solely of high-quality a(...)

The 10-year National Development Plan provides for investment of €5bn in the higher- and further-education sector over the next decade. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The capacity of higher-education institutions to manage large-scale construction projects has been called into question by a spending review. The rev(...)

Staying active in retirement and maintaining “hobbies, goals and roles” was also vital to the longevity of the centenarians  studied. Photograph: iStock

Ireland’s growing band of centenarians attribute their longevity to the maintenance of friendships, a sense of purpose and an interest in the world ar(...)

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