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A study of how alternative electoral systems would work in Ireland has found they most markedly favour the largest political party in Ireland a(...)

The constitutional convention will meet this weekend to review the Dáil electoral system and ways of re(...)

Chairman of the Gathering Tim O’Connor told the Irish Diaspora Forum that the tourism initiative had been an example of ‘democratisation of diaspora policy’. Photograph:  David Sleator/The Irish Times

Governments and organisations looking to build relationships with their diasporas have to devise strategies which reward both parties for their(...)

Trinity College Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Eight Irish universities have made the global top 200 for specific subject areas in the QS World University R(...)

Outgoing Bishop of Kerry Dr Bill Murphy.

Anne Lucey A 56-year-old parish priest in Roscommon is to be the new Bishop of Kerry. Raymond A Browne, a graduate of St Patrick’s (...)

Photograph: Alexander Raths/Getty

Students about to start secondary school may never have to face the points race as we know it. Our highly competitive CAO system is under funda(...)

If the Government signs up to the Open Government Partnership , it should start publishing data in machine-readable formats, alongside PDFs and search interfaces. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Knowledge is power and as transparency rises on the list of Government priorities, so too does the amount of related information in the public (...)

It’s four in the morning, as the Leonard Cohen song goes. But I’m not in New York. I’m in Tesco. And I can buy a giant flatscreen TV, a washing(...)

Headmaster: Dermot Dix. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

MONDAY It’s the first day of term. Parents drop their children off after a three-week break. We are a private primary school, with both boarding-(...)

Education April 2013. WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 10:The National Gallery of Art's High School Summer Institute students Sam Girardot, 15, Mary Matecki, 17, and Ateret Sultan-Reisler, 17, add a little paint to one of the mobiles they created as a permanent installation at Northwest One Library are  hung Tuesday July 10,  2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

The role of the arts within education over the years has been patchy, to say the least. And with relations between teachers and Minister for Educat(...)

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