Simon Harris’s announcement was made under the Senior Academic Leadership Initiative. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Minister for Further and Higher Education has approved 10 more positions at senior academic level in higher education under an initiative to progr(...)

One danger when all students get good results is higher grades from some institutions will be valued more than equivalent grades from other institutions. Photograph: iStock

Grade inflation – an improvement in examination grades over time without an accompanying improvement in learning or academic achievement – has been a (...)

Expert Sally Hughes recommends turning the garment inside out and washing on a cold, gentle cycle with a liquid detergent and avoiding tumble drying.  Photograph: iStock

“Everyone I know has a closet full of black clothes,” wrote the late writer and director Nora Ephron in an essay called On Maintenance. I don’t like t(...)

A nurse prepares to inject an Israeli woman with the third shot of Covid-19 vaccine in Jerusalem. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

Less than a month into a Covid-19 vaccine booster drive, Israel is seeing signs of an impact on the country’s high infection and severe illness rates (...)

Irish youth workers have banded together to seek an end to drug prohibition to remove criminal risk from users This week more than 100 Irish you(...)

Garry Martin: “One thing we’ve learned is not to put all our eggs in one basket. We now have a lot of really good companies in advanced manufacturing and services sectors providing good value added employment. We have quite a lot of home-grown success stories as well.”

County Donegal has become a pioneer in the adoption and facilitation of remote working. In March 2021, Donegal County Council became one of the first(...)

For most students, particularly at undergraduate level, colleges, universities, TUs and IoTs all serve the same broad purpose. Photograph: Getty

What’s in a name? Students working on their CAO form may be familiar with the different terms: university, technological university (TU), institute of(...)

Police fire teargas at demonstrators during a protest against the military coup in in Mandalay, Myanmar, on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

At least six protesters were killed by security forces in Myanmar, witnesses and media reported, as activists marked the anniversary on Saturday of a (...)

A high-security facility near what is believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained, on the outskirts of Hotan, in China’s northwestern Xinjiang region. File photograph: Greg Baker/AFP via Getty

As China faced rising international censure last year over its mass internment of Muslim minorities, officials asserted that the indoctrination camps (...)

Domhnall Herdman, Clinton Liberty, Megan McDonnell, Ross Gaynor and Kwaku Fortune, who all studied at the Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art in Trinity College, Dublin, and appeared in TV series Normal People. photograph: Dara Macdónaill/The Irish Times

Just what is it about Normal People that resonated with so many people? Is it the so-wrong-they’re-right love affair between Marianne and Connell, who(...)

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