RCSI is planning to expand to create a ‘university quarter’  in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) is set to become the country’s eighth university under new legislation likely to complete its passage thr(...)

Number 42 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin, was built in the ‘boom times of the 1750s’, said TCD’s Dr Melanie Hayes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fears are growing for the fate of the last remaining Georgian house on Dublin’s O’Connell Street due to ongoing delays in the redevelopment of the old(...)

Irish Tesco executive Christine Heffernan has been appointed group communications director of the British retailer and will join  its executive committee.

Irish Tesco executive Christine Heffernan has been appointed group communications director of the British retailer with effect from March 1st. Ms Hef(...)

Teacher John Toner at  Presentation College, Headford, Co Galway. He says the cost of postgraduate teaching courses are “frightening off people who don’t want to get into debt”.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The six-year route to qualifying as a second-level teacher is a long, winding and expensive road. As Ireland reaches full employment with access to q(...)

 Central Bank governor Philip Lane emerged last week as the unopposed candidate to succeed outgoing ECB chief economist Peter Praet on the six-member board in Frankfurt. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has committed to carrying out a “comprehensive” search for the successor to Central Bank governor Philip Lane, wh(...)

Concrete jungle: the US embassy in Dublin, designed by John M Johansen and completed in 1964. Photograph: Paul Tierney/Dublin City Council

Ugly, hated and dated, it can feel as if the years between 1940 and 1970 were wilderness ones in Ireland: decades that taste and time forgot. As our n(...)

Boy Azooga

What: “Cardiff’s answer to William Onyeabor?” Where: Wales Why: Heavenly Recordings is one of the UK’s longest-standing and relevant labels since it(...)

Celebrating World Hijab Day in Dublin are (from left) Rana Alamri; Manal Elrufaie; Maria Syed; Lorraine O’Connor; Stephanie Reid; Yasmina Isaacs; Durdana Jawad; Ashrat Meh Mood; Sarah Babiker, Sanaa Kashif and Maha Alsalem. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Muslim women in Ireland have urged non-Muslims in their communities to “look beyond the veil” and to see beyond negative stereotypes of the hijab. Ir(...)

Virginia Teehan: ‘Now the profile of our heritage needs to be more prominent at a time of conflicting resources’

Virginia Teehan is “so happy for myself”. This might apply to her appointment as the new chief executive officer (CEO) for the Heritage Council on the(...)

 A child wears a  face-mask   to protect against air pollution in Beijing, China: several studies show traffic exhaust  to  be quite toxic.  Photograph: Rolex dela Pena/EPA

The view that air pollution contributes to autism is strongly held by a small but growing band of scientists who study pollution and health. They poin(...)

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