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Ciara Dunphy from Ringsend taking shelter in a tent while enjoying the sunshine with friend Sutherland, at Beggars Bush. Should the dry spell continue water restrictions are expected to be initiated in a number of areas, while several local authorities have already introduced hose bans. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Much of the island of Ireland will be in state of “absolute drought” by this evening, Met Éireann has confirmed.Should the dry spell continue, water r(...)

Chris Selfridge, who won the North of Ireland at Royal Portrush with a 2 and 1 victory over Gary Hurley.

Determination and patience won the Cathedral Eye Clinic North of Ireland Championship at Royal Portrush for Chris Selfridge. In Saturday’s final he de(...)

The report from the Government’s special rapporteur on child protection, Dr Geoffrey Shannon, says there are few criminal prosecutions of reported harassment involving social networking, email or text messages.

A Government report is to recommend that cyberbullying be made a criminal offence following a number of teenage suicides apparently linked to the prob(...)

Thomas Berney of Berney Bros Saddlery & Riding Wear Kilcullen Co Kildare. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Listen to those radio ads for Kildare Village outlet centre, in which all roads lead to exit 13 off the M7, and you could be forgiven for thinking Kil(...)

Prof Richard Arum was speaking ahead of a keynote address he will give at the NUI Maynooth education forum today. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

GENEVIEVE CARBERYThe Irish third level sector could learn a “cautionary tale” from the United States where a drive to please undergraduate students as(...)

Oisin Dillon: “I realised I’d be far happier studying music than I could ever be struggling through four years of science”
Why I changed my mind

Music has always been my passion, but how do you forge a career in it? So I put what my heart wanted to one side and let my head rule. Apart from musi(...)

Aoife Kelly, Carlow and Ciara Corr, Dundalk celebrate at the first conferring ceremony for law graduates at NUI Maynooth. Photograph: Alan Betson
Why change to NUI Maynooth?

Tell me about NUI Maynooth – A relatively small university with just 8,700 students.– The university is ambitious and is steadily climbing the ranking(...)

Ben Power (right) and Broden Giambrone from Transgender Equality Network Ireland pictured in Smithfield, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Applying for university isn’t easy for anyone, but if you’re a transgender person the lack of protective legislation can create an added difficulty. (...)

INOU coordinator John Stewart, Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton and INOU chairwoman Ann Fergus. Photograph: Éanna Ó Caollaí

The Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed (INOU) has warned against any cuts to the primary rate of social welfare.Speaking at an event attend(...)

The Exam Squad: Leaving Certificate students at Dunshaughlin Community College, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath. From left; Linda McCormack, Stuart Bridgett, Catherine Vance, Sarah Keane, Aaron Gilmartin and Albert Wilkinson.Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin casts a long shadow over Dunshaughlin Community College in Co Meath. Rising property prices during the boom led many of the students’ parents (...)

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