Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor (second left) says some third-level students may be more suited to alternatives study paths. Also pictured at the launch of Education Matters, Ireland’s yearbook of education, edited by Irish Times careers analyst Brian Mooney, were Prof Maurice Manning, chancellor NUI; Phyllis Mitchell (centre), publisher; Mr Mooney,  and Dr Attracta Halpin, NUI registrar.

Some students who enter third-level may be more suited to alternatives such as apprenticeships, according to Minister of State for Higher Education Ma(...)

The scene of the crash on Adelaide Road in Dublin in August. Photograph: Jeremy Crain

A 24-year-old man struck by a car while walking on a footpath in Dublin died due to traumatic brain injury, an inquest has heard. Benjamin Renard, a (...)

When members of an autism support group saw that the Ombudsman for Children’s Office was advertising a free family event in Dublin in November, they t(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: “time for the State to get out of the business of controlling reproduction”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Abortion should be legal, safe and freely available to anyone who needs it, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said. In her strongest commen(...)

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About two weeks ago my father became a cyborg. A “pocket” was cut into the skin of his chest and a combination pacemaker/defibrillator implanted. Wire(...)

Joaquin Phoenix’s character falls in love with Scarlett Johansson’s operating system in ‘Her’. This Siri on steroids knows the hidden you (you can’t hide your browser history from her) and the public you.

You are about to set off for work when your phone buzzes. A notification pops up: “Don’t start the car. Your coffee is on the roof!” Crisis averted. A(...)

There is an acute shortage of qualified teachers in a number of subject areas, including STEM and modern languages. Photo: iStock

Question: I work in business and have a degree in commerce and law, and a post-grad in technology. I have been reading about teacher shortages and am (...)

New RTÉ Washington correspondent Brian O’Donovan.

RTÉ has appointed Brian O’Donovan as its new Washington correspondent from January 2018. He replaces Caitríona Perry, who is moving to become the co-p(...)

Young scientists engage in participative science at the launch of this year’s Galway Science and Technology Festival. Photo: Andrew Downes

Across the world science centres provide an important and successful means of communicating science to the public. We have been slow in getting off th(...)

Children playing at Gurraneasig national school in Kilbrittain, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Eoin Fitzpatrick, a primary school principal, has seen up close the deterioration in children’s physical and motor skills over the past decade or more(...)

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