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Cathleen Shiels: “People think civil servants are all earning this big money, on these great pensions. That is not true for the vast majority of us.” Photograph: Trevor McBride

“It is very tough to keep chipper and to not let it grind you down.” So says Cathleen Shiels, a clerical officer working for the Department of Educat(...)

After John Coolahan became professor of education in Maynooth in 1987 he was involved in high-level initiatives such as the 1991 OECD review of education in Ireland. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

John Coolahan Born, June 9th, 1941 Died, June 3rd, 2018 John Coolahan, emeritus professor of education at NUI Maynooth, who has died aged 77, was t(...)

Turnout for the same-sex marriage referendum in 2015 was 61 per cent but for the children’s rights referendum in 2012 it was 34 per cent

Turnout is key in any election. It can be pretty predictable, usually somewhere in the mid-60s judging by the last handful of elections since 1997: 66(...)

NUI Maynooth: The Edward M Kennedy Institute is leading a research project on religion and peacebuilding within the framework of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Photograph: Eric Luke

A consensus on European values and a wholesome confidence in the future of Europe are further away now than 15 years ago. A similar psychological slip(...)

Artist Chára Nagle in her studio.

Look carefully, and you’ll find evidence aplenty that we’re rounding into a new bout of economic prosperity: cranes puncturing the city skylines. Mich(...)

Commuters walking in the snow on London Bridge, as temperatures take a dive.  Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Met Éireann has warned of a “very serious weather event” this week predicting a level of snowfall not seen in years. There is a likelihood of red we(...)

The Union of Students in Ireland has joined with the HSE  to launch a sexual health awareness and guidance - dubbed the  Shag campaign - in college campuses this week.

Health authorities have urged young people to practice safe sex following a rise in numbers diagnosed with sexually transmitted infections. At least (...)

A graphic representation of proton in anti de-Sitter (AdS) space, which forms part of the AdS/CFT correspondence, aiming to unite string theory with quantum field theory

The detection of gravitational waves in 2015, caused by the merging of a pair of black holes 1.4 billion light years away, reminded us of the strength(...)

James Brennan, Ray Belverstone and Mathew McGauran take part in the ‘Bright Sparks’ drama initiative. Photograph: Tony Fahy

It’s a wet and miserable winter evening but upstairs in a beautifully restored 18th century schoolhouse – in the village of Carrigallen, Co Leitrim – (...)

“Ireland is facing a health catastrophe. Six in 10 adults and one in four children are either obese or overweight.” Photograph: Getty Images

Over 20 leading business academics have appealed to Minister for Health Simon Harris to scrap a forthcoming voluntary code of conduct on the marketing(...)

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