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A screengrab from the Gaming for Peace simulation training software developed with the aid of a €2m grant from the EU’s Horizon 2020 project.

A “visual novel” game to train international military and police in peacekeeping skills has been unveiled by researchers at Trinity College Dublin. (...)

Prof George Huxley: “There is a curious madness about [Brexit] which is very, very alarming”

An 86-year-old English classics professor with strong ties to Irish universities has become an Irish citizen because he is “intensely upset about Brex(...)

Dubliner Anthony Blackwell looks down on Marseille, where he works as a secondary school teacher
Welcome to my place . . . Marseille
  • Abroad
  • November 17, 2018, 06:00

Dubliner Anthony Blackwell, graduate of NUI Maynooth and Trinity College, lives in Marseille where he works as a secondary school teacher at the Inter(...)

Adapt Pharma developed a non-injectable form of Naloxone,  which resulted in a $735 million payday for its investors,  including serial pharmaceutical entrepreneur Séamus Mulligan

You’d never say that a $735 million payday was not a landmark occasion but the sale of Adapt Pharma – the maker of the opioid rescue drug Narcan that (...)

Kerri Leonard: “Since I was 12 I wanted to become a guard but I can see a whole new career path opened to me to become a solicitor or barrister.”

What did you study and where? Pre-university law at Dunboyne College of Further Education. Why did you choose a further education course? I didn’(...)

Participants in the ‘Leadership for Life’ conference at Maynooth University: standing from left, Karina Tropman, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo, DeAlbert Shepherd, New York, Ashling Dunphy, Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary, and Callum Maxwell, Oldcastle, Co Meath; front row from left, Liadh Hennessy, Ballineen, Co Cork, Fergal Flood, Monaghan and Rebecca Battle, Enniscrone, Co Sligo. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“The young people of today . . . ” is a sentence that rarely ends well. It usually signals a rant about teenagers’ obsession with technology, abuse o(...)

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(...)

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