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Paddy Nixon, vice-chancellor of Ulster University. Photograph: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University

There has been a drop off in students selecting the Derry campus of Ulster University as their first preference for third-level studies, and a decline(...)

New rules will provide more protection to consumers paying for goods and services with credit cards. Photograph: Getty

As of today, businesses can no longer add an additional charge to a customer’s order when they pay by debit or credit card. Surcharges were commonly (...)

Ideal Home Show: 240 stands spread across almost three acres at the RDS

The Ideal Home Show runs from October 27th-30th at the RDS Simmonscourt Pavilion in Ballbridge Dublin 4. Upwards of 26,000 people are expected to visi(...)

The ‘Irish Times’ Home & Design Theatre at the Ideal Home Show.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th 1pm: Introduction to The Irish Times Home & Design Theatre followed by The quantity surveyor versus the architect : head-to-(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin  claimed Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar had launched a national campaign on welfare fraud which overstated savings by more than 1,000 per cent. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has accused two senior Fine Gael Ministers of “promoting misleading and potentially fake statistics”. Mr Martin cla(...)

Renvyle House Hotel in Connemara is the perfect place to holiday on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Love affair package Do you have a question to ask your Valentine? Choose possibly Dublin’s finest and most opulent suite, the Pembroke at the Interco(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said: “We want everyone on an income to gain from this [USC reduction]. But we want the gains to be proportionate.” Photograph: Alan Betson

It has been touted as the budget that could bring down a government, with the Government’s plan to move towards scrapping the universal social charge (...)

Minister for Housing  Simon Coveney TD at the publication of the Government’s new housing action plan at the Government Press Centre on Tuesday.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

The Government has promised that 25,000 new homes will be built annually over the next six years under its plan to tackle the housing crisis. The Act(...)

Colm O Gorman, Mary Murphy, Tom Arnold  and Michael Mc Dowell at the Convention on the Constitution in February 2014. Photogaph: Cyril Byrne

Only two of 18 recommendations for constitutional change made by the Convention on the Constitution are to be put to referendum. The Government(...)

Jaime Diaz-Ocejo: has what in a doctor you would call an excellent bedside manner

Computers played a part in the success of Germany at the World Cup. The country’s football association has been working with the software company S(...)