Prof Abhay Pandit:  he says around 500 researchers will be needed as Cúram moves into its second phase of development. Photograph: Cúram

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has pledged more than €46 million to medical devices research centre Cúram to back the next stage of its work in brin(...)

Central Bank deputy governor Sharon Donnery: she said it was “imperative” to allow viable businesses to restructure so they continued to employ workers. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Families could spend half the estimated €11 billion hoarded during the pandemic should a recovery begin, the Central Bank predicted on Tuesday. House(...)

Tiananmen, Gate of Heavenly Peace, Beijing.

Irish universities have been forging closer links with China over recent years as they try to boost their private income against a backdrop of declini(...)

In November, 50 academics at UCC sought a report on whether Minzu University was linked to human rights abuses against the Uighur people in Xinjiang. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

University College Cork is not going ahead with a controversial project to form a “joint college” with a Chinese university that specialises in ethnic(...)

Irish is a minimum entry criteria for some third level courses, but you may be entitled to an exemption. Photograph: iStock

My daughter doesn’t study Irish. She is currently applying to the CAO where Irish is a minimum entry requirement in many of her course choices. Is the(...)

DG Boyce:  his modest manner belied both his influence and a remarkable breadth and depth of historical, as well as literary, knowledge and insight. Photograph: Niall Boyce

David George Boyce, who has died at the age of 77, was a leading historian of Anglo-Irish relations. His career was based almost entirely in Wales but(...)

Rev Victor Stacey was originally from Bunclody, Co Wexford. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The former Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin Rev Victor Stacey (76) died on Wednesday following lengthy chronic illness at Brabazon House, nurs(...)

Bishop of Ossory Dermot Farrell: to be the new Archbishop of Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The announcement that Bishop of Ossory Dermot Farrell (66) is to be the new Archbishop of Dublin will come as no great surprise to many priests in the(...)

There are acute shortages of teachers in some key subjects – especially science, languages and home economics. Photograph: iStock

I’m in the final year of my undergraduate degree and I’m thinking of secondary teaching as a career choice. What are the job prospects like? And how (...)

Many social ideas strongly rooted in the heritage of Christianity go beyond mere justice to include care for the poor, the homeless and the migrant.

A recent letter to this newspaper contended that “the logical outcome of all Catholic politicians following Catholic teaching in their political lives(...)

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