A recent study from the HEA showed that students from affluent backgrounds dominate high-points college courses such as engineering, finance and medicine. Photograph: Getty

The Leaving Certificate is often held up as the fairest way of deciding who goes to college. After all, doesn’t every student sit the same exam, all m(...)

 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, (...)

Prof Emmeline Hill and Prof Lisa Katz have been awarded over €880,000 to investigate the dynamic interplay between the inherited DNA sequence of a horse and the environment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

A broad range of Irish scientific research is to be supported by the latest round of Science Foundation Ireland’s Frontiers for the Future programme –(...)

Ailbhe and Izzy Keane of Izzy Wheels

Two Irish entrepreneurs have been shortlisted for prestigious European Union-backed innovation prizes. Dr Anita Finnegan, founder of Nova Leah, is am(...)

David Connolly: generous, brilliant and witty

With the death of David Connolly on April 28th at the early age of 37, Ireland has lost a musician and academic of high achievement and even greater p(...)

Michael Portillo with his creaking folder of British government documents pertaining to the War of Independence

The sight of Michael Portillo roving the landscape, scarf bunched up, greatcoat flapping majestically, yet without a steam train in sight, is massivel(...)

Liam O’Neill was a man with a strong sense of social and political commitment

Liam O’Neill  Born: May 21st, 1956  Died: May 29th, 2020 The recession of the 1980s was a difficult time in Ireland, forcing countless peop(...)

Caring for the community: Louise Donohoe, Aoife Byrne and Aishling Byrne

2020 IS THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE NURSE AND MIDWIFE, AND THE PRESSURES ON THE PROFESSION HAVE NEVER BEEN GREATER When the World Health Organ(...)

Irish universities have become increasingly reliant on revenue from international tuition fees. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Universities expect international student numbers will drop by about 80 per cent in the new academic year and result in the loss of hundreds of millio(...)

Computer scientist  Damien Mac Namara: ‘I always felt the next evolution in gaming centres had to be virtual reality where players were ‘in’ the game.’

Computer scientist Dr Damien Mac Namara is the founder of Fury VR gaming centre and the creator of the recently launched hyper reality experience game(...)

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