Troubling: the B&A research shows a correlation between low self-esteem and social-media use. Photograph: PhotoAlto/Getty

The results of the 2019 Sign of the Times survey by Behaviour & Attitudes are published by The Irish Times today. The annual snapshot of Irish lif(...)

Prof Terence Dolan: Expert in medieval English literature and author of the celebrated Dictionary of Hiberno-English. Photograph: Frank Miller/Irish Times

Prof Terence Dolan, English academic and radio expert on all manner of phraseology and word use, has died following a long battle with illness. A fo(...)

Senator Shane Ross (left) with Feargal Quinn and members of the Independent Alliance outside Leinster House in 2015. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tributes are being paid to businessman Feargal Quinn, best known as the founder of the Superquinn supermarket chain, who has died after a short illnes(...)

Feargal Quinn pictured in a Superquinn store in Sutton, Dublin, in 1997. Photograph: David Sleator / The Irish Times.

Businessman, politician and media personality Feargal Quinn has died at the age of 82 after a short illness. In a long career, Mr Quinn was best know(...)

John Fell, the longest-serving Irish staff member at the ECB, is understood to be among individuals who put their names forward for the Central Bank governorship.

The most senior Irish member of staff at the European Central Bank (ECB) and the deputy secretary general of the Department of Health have emerged as (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has begun the process of finding a new Central Bank governor. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has given prospective candidates to lead the Central Bank two weeks to register their interest, after European le(...)

Philip Lane: he is set to be confirmed   as the Republic’s first ECB executive board member. He is also the favourite to become the organisation’s chief economist.  Photograph:  Reuters

When Otmar Issing, one of the prime architects of the euro, was asked in 2001 to help select an outstanding European economist under 40, one name stoo(...)

Students born outside Ireland are exempt from Irish requirements for entry to National University of Ireland colleges. Photograph: iStock

My son in transition year is eligible to be exempt from Irish for the Leaving Certificate under National University of Ireland rules, given that he wa(...)

The Leaving Cert higher level Irish paper

This week it emerged that several thousand students are opting not to sit the Leaving Cert Irish exam each year. So why are so many students opting n(...)

Chris Patten, Lord Patten of Barnes, being interviewed by  Harry McGee at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Standing under the tower clock in the chilly quadrangle of National University of Ireland, Galway, Chris Patten is being buffeted by two storms. The f(...)

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