Unlike both utilitarianism and rights-based theories, virtue theory assumes human beings and the planet Earth have intrinsic purpose, from which moral commandments flow.

A defining feature of the evolution of western ethics has been the displacement of the language of virtue for that of utility and rights. While virtue(...)

Andrew Burke: “The key thing is that you’d expect to see a few world class business schools with that level of industry.” Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

“To have a world class university, you need to have a world class business school as part of that.”  So says Andrew Burke, dean of Trinity Busine(...)

“The Trinity College community is made up of staff, students and alumni. We want that relationship with our alumni to be lifelong.”

There’s a natural rivalry between universities and at the annual comedy debate between Trinity and one of its Dublin rivals, all sorts of witty put-do(...)

The UCD Campus Bookshop. Photograph: UCD Library

The connection between the Campus Bookshop at UCD and the Fred Hanna bookshop family is to end, after 41 years as academic bookseller at the universit(...)

The Christine Buckley Centre survivors choir perform in St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin to mark 20 years since the State issued an apology over abuse survivors’ suffering. Photograph: Jack Power

Survivors of abuse in residential institutions have gathered for a celebration of music to mark 20 years since the State issued an apology over their (...)

Shay Garvey. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Shay Garvey has been appointed as a non-executive director to the board of The Irish Times DAC. Mr Garvey is a co-founder of Frontline Ventures, an e(...)

Marvel Strike Force scooped Best Breakthrough Game while Shadowgun Legends was awarded Most Beautiful Game at the Google Play Awards

At this week’s I/O event, the annual Google Play Awards shone the spotlight on outstanding Android apps over the past year. Top of the list was the St(...)

Sue Rynhart: ‘If touring, I will bring quick oats and fruit with me as often I’ll be too nervous to stomach much else before performing that evening.’

7am Up with the kids and it’s madness getting everyone up and out. Breakfast is porridge, made with water, with berries or raisins with coffee and mil(...)

Cathal Daly: ‘I had very mixed work experience before joining the programme ranging from a transition year mini-company selling calendars, to a summer job in a greenhouse in the Wicklow Mountains to an internship with a multinational bank in the IFSC.’  Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography/Courtesy of Jameson

Cathal Daly (26) was recruited for the Jameson International Graduate Programme in 2015 and is now the country manager for Pernod Ricard covering two (...)

A computer animation provided by European Space Agency (ESA) in Darmstadt, Germany showing the ESA satellite Rosetta during its approach on earth. Rosetta reached the comet’s orbit in August 2014 after its launch from Earth in 2004. Photograph: C Careau/ EPA

Space research pushes the frontiers of our knowledge – in recent times it has “caught” a comet, detected ripples in spacetime called gravitational wav(...)

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