Nora Twomey, centre, with Angelina Jolie, and Saara Chaudry at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival for the premiere of ‘The Breadwinner’. Photograph: George Pimentel/WireImage

Nora Twomey was 14 when she started drifting away from school. Within a year, she had dropped out. Today, however, she’s an acclaimed animator, Oscar-(...)

Students from fee-paying schools are far more likely to attend a handful of top Dublin-based universities, new figures show. Photograph: iStock

New figures show the extent of the “class gap” in higher education with students from fee-paying schools far more likely to attend a handful of top Du(...)

James O’Nolan: as a   tutor at NCAD he  was careful to encourage self-expression

James O’Nolan Born: October 16th, 1952 Died: July 4th, 2018 In his work with his business partner David O’Donoghue at the Stoney Road Press (SRP) in(...)

Fiona Nevin from Kildare with her metalwork jewellery creation at the NCAD Graduate Exhibition 2018. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The creation of a new “university of creative arts” from the merger of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and the Dún Laoghaire Institute o(...)

Ola Majekodunmi is finishing her final year in English, Media and Cultural Studies at the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology

Ola Majekodunmi’s fluency in the Irish language started with the delivery of a flyer through the door of her family home. She was just seven months o(...)

Site of the former Magdalen Laundry on Sean McDermott Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What do we do with Ireland’s institutional history? After the reports are issued, and the apologies made, how should Irish society and culture incorpo(...)

More than €2 billion will go towards expanding institutes of technology and part-funding ambitious developments in the university sector.

Plans to expand universities and institutes of technology to meet growing student numbers forms a key part of the Government’s 10 year National Develo(...)

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

A student has pleaded guilty to the murder of a man who was stabbed to death at a Dublin flat in October, 2016. Charles Cleary (24), of no fixed abo(...)

With campuses in Dublin, Cork and Limerick, Griffith College is our oldest  private college

RCSI When is open day? January 4th, 2018 Located just off St Stephen’s Green, in one of the busiest spots in Dublin, the faculty of medicine and h(...)

Leaving cert diary: Coláiste Éinde Galway Leaving Certificate students, from left:  Muireann O’Reilly, Evan Murphy, Ciara Kilbane, Lauren Conway, Osas Aghabueze-Ayo and Tom Crumlish. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The last two years have been a long slog for the thousands of Leaving Cert students who picked up their results earlier this month. But for most of ou(...)

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