Bassam Al-Sabah: “When I was a child I didn’t understand that war was a violent thing because I equated it to what we saw in cartoons.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bassam Al-Sabah’s Dublin studio is littered with an array of sketches, photographs, paintbrushes and small cardboard objects. As the final rays of wi(...)

A file image showing a garda outside the house on  South Circular Road where  25-year-old DJ Leo Carolan died. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A 23-year-old student is to stand trial accused of the murder of his friend Leo Carolan who died following a stabbing at his flat in Dublin. Gardaí l(...)

Lay people are to  be entitled to apply for State-funded chaplaincy posts in third-level colleges.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Lay people will be entitled to apply for State-funded chaplaincy posts in third-level colleges under changes aimed at ensuring they meet public sector(...)

UCC’s chaplaincy costs  €125,000 a year. Image: Google Streetview

All third-level colleges will be required to ensure State-funded chaplains are hired in line with public sector recruitment rules within the next 12 m(...)

It’s a spider: virtual reality tackles a fear of spiders.

Imagine learning to overcome your greatest fears and anxieties in a virtual world before facing them in real life. Virtual reality (VR) can help diagn(...)

Six Irish students have been confirmed dead in Berkeley California. They are (clockwise from top left): Eimear Walsh (21), Olivia Burke (21), Ashley Donohoe (22), Lorcán Miller (21), Niccolai Schuster (21) and Eoghan Culligan (21).

Eimear Walsh (21) Eimear Walsh, a medicine student at UCD, has a brother named Robert. She had listed her spoken languages on Facebook as English, Iri(...)

Now more than ever, the broad capabilities that come from arts and humanities degrees need to be valued and retained. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

When I recently attended the project showcase by graduates in technology and psychology at the Institute for Art, Design and Technology (IADT), in Dún(...)

Frances Treanor from Tydavent, Co Monaghan, won the 61st Annual Texaco Children’s Art Competition with her Bic pen-drawn self-portrait. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Some of Ireland’s most talented and aspiring young artists filed into the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Thursday to celebrate the prize winners of the (...)

Winter walkers on the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire, last evening. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A new strategy to redesign Dún Laoghaire would divide its main thoroughfare into four distinctive retail quarters and place students at the heart of t(...)

Artist Eamonn O’Neill pitched four ideas to Google for the Doodle. “I just wanted it to be simple,” he said. Google chose O’Neill’s first suggestion, of shamrocks playing traditional Irish musical instruments, including a bodhrán. Illustration: Eamonn O’Neill/Google

Irish artist Eamonn O’Neill has created the “Google Doodle” for St Patrick’s Day. Although the team at Google has gone green for St Patrick’s Day befo(...)

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