Jim Miley, director general of the Irish Universities Association:  ‘The funding problem will get considerably worse unless there’s a significant step-up in investment.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish universities have warned an Oireachtas committee that financial problems facing the third level sector will get “considerably worse” unless ther(...)

Alannah Bradley; Lorna Barron; Denise Dowds and Marie Barr, Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Co Donegal. Photograph : Julian Behal

Twenty “inspirational” teachers from across Ireland have been shortlisted for a new initiative aimed at recognising the contribution of the teaching p(...)

Morning Sun by American artist Edward Hopper.

I’m sitting in the window of This Must be the Place waiting for my veggie breakfast on a sun-drenched summer’s morning. It is chaos here in the wild (...)

Trinity College Dublin has dropped 40 places in university rankings. Photograph: thinkstock

Trinity College Dublin has tumbled down in the latest set of world university rankings, sparking calls for urgent Government funding to reverse a deca(...)

It is estimated that only 1 per cent of primary and 2 per cent of secondary teachers come from minority ethnic backgrounds. Photograph: iStock

When Dr Rory McDaid, a teacher and academic, began researching the experiences of children from migrant backgrounds, one question kept rearing its hea(...)

Rob Grant attends a classroom philosophy workshop: ‘We are all philosophers; we are just out of practice.’ Photograph: Future Visions

Typical! You wait for one radio or TV production on philosophy in schools, and then two come along together. As pupils traipse back to class for the n(...)

Photograph: iStock

Legislation introduced to protect victims of crime two years ago resulted in the cessation of restorative justice meetings between juvenile offenders (...)

Flooding along the banks of the Shannon River near Athlone in 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland’s vulnerability to extreme flooding caused by global heating has been spelt out in a major study predicting northwestern Europe will bear(...)

It has taken three satellite experiments over two decades to accurately measure the cosmic microwave background, thousands of scientists have painstakingly built their careers on this endeavour and books have been written

We have one universe, but at present different determinations of its rate of expansion, which simply do not agree. This constitutes a puzzle, the reso(...)

Flooding along the banks of the river Shannon  near Athlone in December 2015. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ireland and other parts of northwestern Europe will bear the brunt of increasingly severe flooding caused by climate change, according to a new Europe(...)

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