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Minister with Responsibility for Drugs  Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said: “I think we are now at the stage in Ireland where we can have a more realistic debate about the realities of drug use and substance misuse that’s rooted in the real experiences of people…” File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Minister with Responsibility for Drugs says young people believe the “just say no to drugs” message is “a lie” and that a more realistic policy mu(...)

Trinity College Dublin (left) and UCD (right)  have secured top 100 rankings in a  table of best academic faculties globally. File photographs: The Irish Times

Both Trinity College Dublin and UCD have secured top 100 rankings in a league table of the world’s best academic faculties. Trinity College has been r(...)

Homer Simpson: is there a bit of him in everyone?

US president Barack Obama last month signed an executive order directing federal agencies to incorporate behavioural science into their policies so(...)

William James: pragmatism is a way to tackle ordinary and intellectual issues

Society is full of moralisers: people who love to tell other people where they’re going wrong. Priests, pundits and even philosophers get in on the(...)

The gap between Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and University College Dublin (UCD) has narrowed to just 16 places in the latest Times Higher Educatio(...)

Don’t nag about study: students really don’t need parents joining in the chorus that they are getting from every teacher in every class. Photograph: Thinkstock

It’s two weeks into the new school year and parents of fifth- and sixth-year students – never mind the teenagers themselves – are only too aware that (...)

UCD has dropped from 139 to 154 in the QS World University Rankings 2015/16

The latest international university rankings show another dip in standings for Irish third-level institutions. Trinity College Dublin is down f(...)

UCD students and faculty members  photographed in the college’s Garden of Rememberence where a moment’s silence was held for  the students who died and were injured in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Members of the families of the three UCD students who died in the Berkeley tragedy were joined by hundreds of classmates and peers at Belfield on Wedn(...)

The Drumroe Village  student accommodation at University of  Limerick. A Higher Education Authority report says third level institutions plan to spend €1.2 billion by 2024 on new bed spaces but a shortage of 25,000 beds will remain. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

An inter-departmental steering group has been set up to examine proposals aimed at tackling the student accommodation crisis, including a possible new(...)

CAO course codes: smaller, specialised courses restrict student options and mobility. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The manipulation of CAO points by colleges through the provision of courses with a small student intake is under scrutiny again this year. Toda(...)

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