Philip Lane: three years into the job as Central Bank governor this month, he may soon become the shortest-ever holder of the position. Photograph: Tom Honan

It was the year Ronald Reagan was sworn in for a second term as US president, Bruce Springsteen’s album Born in the USA topped the charts, and more th(...)

Prof George Huxley: “There is a curious madness about [Brexit] which is very, very alarming”

An 86-year-old English classics professor with strong ties to Irish universities has become an Irish citizen because he is “intensely upset about Brex(...)

The findings come from  the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing study, which has been tracking more than 8,000 over-50s for the past seven years. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Older Irish people’s quality of life increases with age and peaks at 68, before starting to decline gradually, according to new research. Social fact(...)

A review of teacher education reforms commissioned by the Higher Education Authority notes that primary teaching applicants were drawn from the top 12.5 per cent of Leaving Cert students in 2011. Photograph: iStock

The academic calibre of trainee teachers has dipped at a time of controversy over two-tier pay rates and falling numbers of applications to the profes(...)

“Many eating disorders start as a healthy eating regime. Nobody goes on a diet when they are feeling good about themselves, and eating disorders prey on vulnerable people who feel overwhelmed.” Photograph: iStock

Eating disorders prey on vulnerable people, who are, in turn, particularly susceptible to the social media messages around diet and exercise they are (...)

John Curran had been working in Cape Town as an educational director for thousands of children in the city’s townships.

Hundreds of friends and colleagues of the late educator John Curran filed into the public theatre of Trinity College Dublin on Friday to pay tribute t(...)

Professor Cecily Begley, Professor of Midwifery at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), warned that the risks of mothers dying in childbirth will rise in Ireland unless the rate of caesarian births is brought down.

Expectant mothers are having induced births to have them “out of the way” so they can attend their other children’s First Communions, a conference on (...)

Professor Louden Ryan (right), then chairman of the National Planning Board in 1984 with Dr Peter Bacon, director of the board secretariat. Photograph: Paddy Whelan /The Irish Times .

Louden Ryan, one of the State’s most influential economists and one of Trinity College Dublin’s most charismatic professors, has died, at the age of 9(...)

Vodafone Ireland chief executive Anne O’Leary high fives interim technology director Max Gasparroni during what is believed to be the first Irish international holographic call. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Vodafone Ireland has launched the country’s first live 5G network site, although it will be some time before most of us can benefit from it. The new (...)

Yvonne Woods with Donncha Woods and Zoe Gogan-O’Brien take part in the OurKidsCode family workshop at the Dublin 7 Educate Together National School, Grangegorman, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ten-year-old Daniel Hughes is pulling the wires, alligator clips and MakeyMakey board out of the box and firing up the laptop computer. His mother Luc(...)

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