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Language requirements for entry to third level vary, but exemptions are available. Photograph: iStock

My son is exempted from Irish and on the advice of his school did not study any other language other than English. He is now finalising his CAO course(...)

Ireland’s institutes of technology offer a wide range of science, technology and engineering courses. Photograph: iStock

IADT When is open day? November 24th (10am-4pm) November 25th (10am-4pm) Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology is a renowned cent(...)

Wall hangings by Lucienne Day, one of Britain’s foremost designers of the mid-20th century.

Deep into the 21st century, there’s still no end in sight to the love affair with mid-century modern, an interiors look that’s now so ubiquitous – and(...)

Alexander McQueen in the 'McQueen' documentary: the fashion designer had a profound need for privacy

On the night that fashion designer Alexander McQueen took his own life in 2010, his long-time collaborator and friend Mira Chai Hyde felt a presence i(...)

Artist Niamh McCann with Sophie  in her D8 home. Photograph: Eoin Rafferty

Niamh McCann is an artist whose work includes sculpture, installation, video and painting. After a foundation course in NCAD she completed a BA in Fin(...)

A street trader at the 1916  site on Moore Street, Dublin, during the anniversary year of 2016. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The redevelopment of the Moore Street area of Dublin and the creation of a “new quarter” in the north inner city has taken a step closer with the appo(...)

Jack Hickey with  his painting My Time, which has won the 2017 Hennessy Portrait Prize

The 2017 Hennessy Portrait Prize has been awarded to Jack Hickey for his painting My Time. Its subject is a woman lying, apparently on a bed, her eyes(...)

Carlow Institute of Technology  mechanical engineering students  built their own single-seated Formula One style race car

Carlow Institute of Technology When is open day? Carlow Campus: November 16th Wexford Campus: November 17th Life on campus Just 10 minutes’ wal(...)

Elizabeth Magill with her work. Photograph: Hugo Glendinning

Can you ever have such a thing as too much beauty? Elizabeth Magill thinks you can. “Yeah, absolutely,” the artist laughs, describing how she treats a(...)

Escape from it all. Photograph: Getty

Sometimes our lives are so busy and complicated that we crave a few days to escape the madness and just find a bit of peace. A retreat or workshop is (...)

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