Sr Margaret MacCurtain: Generations of students remember her as a warm, friendly, approachable, helpful person. Photograph: Eric Luke

Margaret MacCurtain May 17th, 1929-October 5th, 2020 The distinguished historian, educator, feminist and human-rights activist, Dr Margaret MacCurta(...)

Senator Eileen Flynn photographed outside Leinster House. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Traveller activist and recently appointed senator Eileen Flynn (30) says a piece of paper is no proof of anyone’s ability to make a success of themsel(...)

‘That part of my life, I block it out.’ (Picture posed by model.) Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Laura* arrived in Ireland in 2010. Today, she still struggles to talk about the years before she came and those that came afterwards when she was left(...)

Coronavirus at the point of infection: the visual effect was created by Irish animator and data scientist Eoin Winston of Nexu and Jason McLellan from the University of Texas.

There are many confounding aspects of Sars-CoV-2 (its medical term), the virus that causes Covid-19. One is that we can’t see it with the naked eye. A(...)

The Epic careleavers group. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Last week I went to interview some young men and women in anticipation of Care Day, next Friday. The interviewees are all “care leavers”, that is peop(...)

Minister for Children and  An Cosán co-founder Katherine Zappone will officially launch the new course in ICT on Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Intelligence is classless, a leading education rights advocate has said, announcing details of a new course aimed at helping single mothers who left s(...)

Imran Masood from Castleknock in Dublin moved to Sydney, Australia, where he works with digital advertising company Sizmek: “If the opportunity arises you need to take it. If you deliberate on a decision, you can lose that opportunity.”

With a name that doesn’t quite match the traditional expectations associated with his accent, Imran Masood often gets asked about his background. “It (...)

Animation Ireland members with some of their cartoon creations.

Movers and shakers from the international animation industry are converging on Toulouse in southwest France for the start tomorrow of the European in(...)

There are plenty of options available to students who didn’t get the results they wanted. Photograph: Getty Images

While the idea of repeating the Leaving Certificate may seem like the only option if you are determined to get the points for a place on a particular (...)

Aishling O’Brien and Chris Hennessy, both from Carlow, attending Dublin Comic Con at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Comic, movie and sci-fi fans turned out in their droves for Dublin Comic Con at the weekend. Now in its fourth year, the event enjoyed its biggest c(...)

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