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 Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

Despite Ireland’s economic recovery and uncertainty over Brexit, Irish people continue to move across the Irish Sea in large numbers. Although the num(...)

Come prepared to Higher Options by compiling a list of questions to ask at the various stands. Photograph: Alan Betson
What do I ask at the stands?

Download a pdf of the Higher Options 2018 floorplan here We’ve all done it (especially us journalists): meant to ask someone a particular question a(...)

  George Orwell Photograph: AP

In his memoir Down and Out in Paris and London, George Orwell mentions an Italian hotel waiter who, he said, had “worked his way up literally from the(...)

The  Maser artwork outside the Project Art Centre is painted over by artistic director Cian O Brien. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The status of the socially conservative Iona Institute has been questioned in correspondence sent to the Charities Regulator, which notes it is listed(...)

Members of the Students4Ch8ice group, part of the Union of Students in Ireland, at the official Together4Yes campaign launch to remove Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution. Photograph: Students4Ch8ice/Twitter

Campaigners advocating repeal of the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution have insisted they will accept and respect the result of the referendum. Th(...)

On the set of ‘Peter Rabbit’

If you go to see the new Peter Rabbit film (and there are reasons to do so) you will catch a three-second shot of Domhnall Gleeson running down Hans C(...)

They gym is often the first port of call for students checking out a college’s sports facilities. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Careers and courses, courses and careers: open days have a clear focus. In the lead-up, students will be advised to take to Qualifax and CareersPortal(...)

As a third-level student you will have time to explore many areas of interest. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Starting college for the first time might seem like a challenge. Even some of the smaller colleges will have thousands more students than your seconda(...)

Sarah Johnson: ‘You can make your own choices and decisions and nobody is spoon-feeding you’

Sam Blanckensee Occupation: Sam Blanckensee is national development officer at the Transgender Equality Network of Ireland. Earlier this year, he was(...)

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