The modern phenomenon of burnout has become a global issue, and is even more relevant in our post-pandemic world. Photograph: Getty Images

I first got the idea to write my debut novel, Breaking Point, when I heard a tragic news story about a baby who had been forgotten in a car. As the mo(...)

Steve Slusarski pedals Stephen McManus, founder The Bike Hub on Dun Laoghaire Pier. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Many people told us about kind healthcare workers, carers, supermarket staff, cafe owners and community volunteers who made their days better We(...)

Mandarin Chinese teacher Niamh McNally (centre) alongside Leaving Cert students Sanda Sanduta and Carla Quinlan at Our Lady’s Grove Secondary School in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When asked what motivated them to study Chinese for the Leaving Cert, students at Our Lady’s Grove Secondary School in Dublin’s Clonskeagh give varied(...)

UCC researchers who have won ERC funding totalling €4.75 million: Dr Lijuan Qian, Dr María Aburto and Dr Piotr Kowalski. Photograph: Provision

The Irish Research Council (IRC) has welcomed the announcement that eight researchers based in Ireland have secured European Research Council (ERC) “(...)

Mr Varadkar said the wave of cases from the Omicron variant has probably not peaked yet. Photograph: iStock

Isolation requirements for close contacts need to be eased and it makes sense for people who were boosted, had no symptoms and had a negative antigen (...)

Construction is an area that has traditionally seen demand rise and fall based on the property market. Photograph: iStock

When you’re picking a course, the most important consideration is whether you’ll enjoy studying this topic for three or four years. But it also makes(...)

Europe suffered its hottest summer on record  while intense wildfires raged in Italy, Greece and Turkey. Photograph: iStock

The last seven years were the world’s hottest on record, with global average temperatures 1.2 degrees above pre-industrial levels, according to the la(...)

The problem of school choice is, of course, a particularly urban one: for parents in rural areas or smaller towns, your child goes to the local school.

In The Paradox of Choice, psychologist Barry Schwartz argues that having too many choices and decisions can feel overwhelming, particularly when the s(...)

Data on the school of origin of students going to further education and training is not systematically gathered and released. Photograph: iStock

Are third level progression charts a flawed and limited metric? Or do they provide valuable information to parents and guardians? The answer to both q(...)

Overall third-level dropout rates for students who do a level five QQI course are less than 3%, compared to up to 10% in universities. File photograph: iStock

Most students in a sample of schools which had a low progression rate to third level but who went on to attend a Further Education (FE) college are pr(...)

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