A recent study by NUI Galway indicated that about 70 per cent of women and 40 per cent of men reported experiencing some level of sexual hostility by the end of their third level studies. Photograph: iStockphoto

Sexual consent classes for students should be embedded across all third level colleges, according to the Minister of State for Higher Education. Mary (...)

Traditional clapping and whooping can pose an issue for students with autism and other conditions. Photograph: Getty

Students at Manchester University, one of the biggest universities in the United Kingdom, have voted to ban clapping, whooping and cheering at student(...)

Whistleblower Christopher Wylie  who helped found the data firm Cambridge Analytica and worked there until 2014, in London, on March 12th, 2018. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Hilary Osborne takes a closer look at the company that has hit the headlines after it was revealed that 50 million Facebook profiles were harvested. (...)

Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson has said she has become more optimistic about the global response to climate change. File photograph: Peter Murtagh/The Irish Times

Climate justice campaigner Mary Robinson has said she has become more optimistic about the global response to climate change and has urged a “Marshall(...)

Expensive divorce? Most economists say Britain will pay for leaving the EU. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA

The majority of economists are just as pessimistic about Brexit’s likely effect on Britain’s economic prospects as they were a year ago. They have no(...)

NUI Galway: Prof William Wijns has paid tribute to “excellent facilities and world-class researchers” at the university

Sensors alerting people at risk of heart attacks to “triggers” such as stress or high blood pressure are being developed by a research team at NUI Ga(...)

Professor Brian Cox, who says of climate change: “The longer you leave it the more expensive it will be to fix and the more damaging it will be.”

Prof Brian Cox is on the stage in the Olympia and behind him there is a photograph taken by Nasa’s Curiosity rover on Mars, in which Earth appears as (...)

A dewy summer rose, from A Tale of Two Gardens.

One of the great things about gardening is how it can bring people together: many lifelong friendships have been nurtured by a mutual love of plants (...)

A Co Antrim father and son have been ordered to stand trial accused of a £300,000 fraud by supplying cheaper glass instead of fire resistant standard.(...)

Olivier Blanchard, former chief economist at the IMF, is among the economists who disagree with a lot of recent commentary, and say that “we share a conviction that public discussion of the global economic outlook has run off the rails”. Photograph: Ibrahim Usta/AP Photo

Just about everyone has bought into the idea that we live in a low-growth world. The European Central Bank’s economic worries have prompted more cuts (...)

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