By the end of 2016, Atlantic Philanthropies had donated more than €7.6 billion globally, including €1.5 billion in Ireland. Among the biggest recipi(...)

 Aine Hyland, emeritus professor of education at UCC. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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Just because certain companies are synonymous with “student” or part-time work doesn’t mean they cannot offer worthwhile careers. This year McDonald’(...)

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The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has over 200 clinical consultants on their teaching staff, enabling students to receive consultant-delivered clinical teaching in small groups. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

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Young people from Sheriff Street in north inner city Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

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Michael Horgan, the new chairman of the Higher Education Authority, has said Ireland’s top colleges should not place their strategic focus on trying to rise up international university league tables. File photograph: Getty Images

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If applying to a more traditional organisation, use Times New Roman for your CV. For a more general role, Arial or Verdana is fine. Never use Comic Sans

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