Despite the OECD findings, latest employers’ surveys indicate that most businesses are happy with the standard of Irish graduates. Photograph: iStock

Up to 6 per cent of Irish university graduates are functionally illiterate, according to latest international research. These rates, contained in an(...)

Our post secondary school education and training system  is deeply fractured along lines that owe much to traditions of prejudice and status consciousness. Photograph: iStock

The recent Higher Education Authority analysis of completion rates among undergraduate students offers many grounds for congratulation: overall the fi(...)

There were 2,566 reports of serious injuries to residents in nursing homes last year. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

A person with a disability left in a comatose state after being given the wrong medicine, and carers acting aggressively towards a resident, were just(...)

Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, at the federal agency’s headquarters in Washington. Photograph: Eric Thayer/the New York Times

The head of the US Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to scrap landmark 2015 rules intended to ensure a free and open interne(...)

US President Donald Trump’s White House backs removing net neutrality, according to a spokeswoman. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

The United States is considering two decisions that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of the internet. Regulatory agency the Federal Comm(...)

Bruce Schneier: “I think we need to start disconnecting systems. If we can’t control it, we have to not build a world where everything is connected” Bruce Schneier: “I think we need to start disconnecting systems. If we can’t control it, we have to not build a world where everything is connected”

Either we start to disconnect our increasingly networked world or we risk daunting social, safety, security and privacy consequences, a leading comput(...)

The internet of things could become the internet of lawsuits, according to industry experts.

The internet of things (IoT) looks increasingly as if it will be an internet of lawsuits, where determining liability will pose a challenge for lawye(...)

Philip Watt,  chairman of the Medical Research Charities Group.   “The Department of Health must ensure that accurate adequate warnings are distributed as quickly as possible.”   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Patient groups have urged the Department of Health to avoid “another thalidomide” by imposing stricter warnings on a drug commonly used to treat epi(...)