Afghans gather on a roadside near the military part of the airport in Kabul, hoping to flee the country. Photograph: Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images

The Kabul airport gates were a path not to escape but to hospital for one Afghan human rights activist this week. A relative was shot in the head in (...)

Printmaker and lecturer in art, Edward Twohig examines a piece of his work

Some years prior to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth requesting one of his prints of Marlborough College, Edward Twohig, was the first European to be bestowe(...)

The research found a contrast between language learning at grammar and secondary schools with much more time spent on compulsory language learning at the former. Photograph: iStock

A report on language trends in Northern Ireland has found that the Covid-19 pandemic has severely disrupted language learning in its schools. The Lan(...)

 DCU law student Tega Amrabure: ‘I think there is a need for more anti-racism education in school, and it needs to happen from an early age’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

How many ethnic minority students go to college in Ireland? Nobody seems to know – and it’s putting a generation at risk of being left behind. Race, (...)

Cormac Ross: ‘Colombia is home, but I’ll always be an Irishman.’

After almost 30 years in Colombia, Cormac Ross says his adoptive country has undergone monumental change, mostly for the better. “When I first arrive(...)

Residents wearing face masks shop at a market in Macau, China. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

My young son wakes with weird spots on his face and complaining that his throat feels as if there’s something stuck in it. I know perfectly well this (...)

Hayden Wilkinson

What do synaesthesia, split brains and designer babies have in common? On the face of it, perhaps not much. But they have all acted as stepping stones(...)

Fianna Fáil health spokesman Stephen Donnelly put forward the amendment.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Simon Harris is to consider appointing a person with clinical expertise to the new board of the HSE, which would be a significant (...)

The Government last autumn appointed Ciarán Devane, chief executive of the British Council, to chair the HSE board.

The Government may have to change the composition of the planned new board of the HSE, even though it has already appointed the members. Fianna Fail (...)

Ciarán Devane, the new chairman of the Health Service Executive. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

The new chairman of the Health Service Executive has warned of the dangers of poorly directed spending on healthcare “bankrupting” the country. Ciará(...)

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