Ireland’s seafood exports are worth about €645m, but it also imports more than €300m. Photograph: iStock

For an island nation, we don’t eat a lot of fish – though the industry is sizeable, contributing about €1.15 billion to the economy. Ireland’s seafood(...)

Secondary school students taking part in group work as part of the new junior cycle.

Every three years, half a million 15-year-olds in more than 70 countries take a two-hour test designed to measure their ability to think. The release(...)

Nicola Sturgeon visits a leather manufacturer in Glasgow yesterday. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA

An independent Scotland would begin life with a far larger deficit than the rest of the UK, according to new figures released on Wednesday. The annua(...)

After any Brexit, Britain might accrue a competitive advantage over Ireland from having a more flexible relationship with the EU. File photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Uncertainty over Britain’s membership of the EU may give Ireland a competitive advantage in attracting investment, according to a leading economist. L(...)

Local historian Catherine Corless at the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother-and-baby home, Galway: work was praised by Prof Liam Delaney. Photograph: PA

The high number of infant deaths in mother and baby homes cannot be explained by infant mortality rates in Ireland at the time, according to an exper(...)