Groningen. ‘There is a lot of interest in Dutch universities: they have high-ranking courses.’ Photograph: iStock

The CAO has an almost hallowed air, but going to college abroad can be a particularly rewarding, more accessible and often cheaper option than staying(...)

 Dr Owen Worth, of the University of Limerick told a conference on the rise of right wing extremism that while hate crime is rising in Ireland, Celtic nationalism was lacking in ‘destructive elements’.  Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Online anti-immigrant sentiment is well established in Ireland but a successful far right political organisation is much less likely to gain traction,(...)

The carcass of a dead camel in Nayuu, northern Kenya. Pastoralist people are seeing their animals perish because of a lack of water and grazing due to the prolonged drought. Photograph: David O’Hare/Trócaire

Violent storms, droughts and wildfires regularly hit our news screens but the effect that climate change is having on our health, and how that will im(...)

Doctors who gathered earlier this week to protest in support of Extinction Rebellion  in  London to highlight deaths caused by air pollution.  Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Europe’s air is getting cleaner but nine out of 10 Europeans living in cities still breathe air which is harmful for their health, according to a Euro(...)

National University of Ireland in Galway (NUIG).

NUI Galway When is open day? Saturday, March 28th Web: nuigalway.ie/opendays Life on campus Since the university opened the doors of the quadrang(...)

Timothy Hourihane had been a chef: ‘He served Elton John and Lionel Richie. He loved his food’

A murder investigation is under way in Cork after a postmortem revealed a homeless man died from injuries sustained in an assault on Sunday morning. (...)

 Vicki O’Toole, owner JJ O’Toole Ltd in Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Before Vicki O’Toole made the plunge into business, her life moved at an altogether more leisurely pace. A regular on the golf course for a 9.20am tee(...)

T4 Adventure  founder Jenn Hurley: ‘We will start with the Irish marketplace but will then move into EU and US markets where the current offerings have been around for 30-plus years.’ Photograph:  Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography

As food and drinks products become increasingly niche, new specialist categories are constantly emerging covering everything from non-alcoholic spirit(...)

A gas flare at a fracking site near Mentone in Texas. Photograph: Bronte Wittpenn/Bloomberg

Methane levels have been rising rapidly over the past decade and shale gas generated in the United States was the single largest generator of this gre(...)

 UCC (above):  Students protested in September 2018   over the cost of accommodation at Amnis House. Prices this year per room  range from €228 to €244 per week.

The Irish Hotels Federation is attempting to block a large student accommodation facility in Cork being rented out on a short-term basis to tourists. (...)

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