Prof Hugh Brady, vice-chancellor of the University of Bristol and a former president of UCD, says the decline of Irish universities is  linked to the global financial crisis and the threat of Brexit. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The state of Ireland’s higher education and research system should be viewed as a national crisis, according to the head of a UK university. Speaking(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin called for  a separate department of higher education and research during a speech at an Irish Universities Association event. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin has called for the creation of a department of higher education and research that would be separate from the Departm(...)