Ireland has shown itself ready to celebrate Joyce and the opening of the new Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) at 86 St Stephen’s Green this week.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In January 1899, at 86 St Stephen’s Green, two student debaters from University College Dublin defeated a motion at the Literary and Historical Societ(...)

Jim Miley, director general of the Irish Universities Association:  ‘The funding problem will get considerably worse unless there’s a significant step-up in investment.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish universities have warned an Oireachtas committee that financial problems facing the third level sector will get “considerably worse” unless ther(...)

David Williamson.

David Williamson started drinking alcohol when he was 13 or 14. “I used to feel left out and that I never fitted in but a couple of beers made me fee(...)

Trinity College Dublin spent more then a quarter of a million euro on business class flights last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland’s publicly-funded universities spent about €1.5 million last year flying academics around the world on luxury flights, newly-obtained figures (...)

 A defaced ‘Welcome to Northern Ireland’ sign is displayed on the Irish Border in Derry. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

“‘How did you go bankrupt?’ Bill asked. ‘Two ways,’ Mike said. ‘Gradually and then suddenly.’” Ernest Hemingway’s insight may be applied to breakthro(...)

John Moran: ‘If you look at everything I’m involved in, there’s always a challenge at the heart of it.’ Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

John Moran, the former mandarin who was at the heart of some testy exchanges with EU paymasters during Ireland’s bailout years, may be an unlikely ste(...)

Maynooth University seeks declarations that UCD’s appointments programme is contrary to the 1997 Universities Act and contrary to a 2006 co-operation accord signed by the then presidents of seven Irish universities concerning the recruiting of academic staff. File photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

One of Ireland’s universities is suing another over the alleged poaching of an academic staff member. Maynooth University has brought High Court proc(...)

It is now recommended that  diagnosis and management of hypertension should be based on measurement of 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure rather than relying on so-called office blood pressure measurement. Photograph: iStock

Elevated blood pressure (known medically as hypertension) is now recognised as a major epidemic with nearly a billion people worldwide having high blo(...)

Paul Mallee, co-founder of Maison Privee: ‘I think the opportunities are significant [in Dubai]. The ecosystem here for startups is really coming along in leaps and bounds.’

It was a series of fortunate career moves that led Paul Mallee to Dubai to set up a business catering to individuals seeking to rent short-term, upmar(...)

Younger looking mice: elderly rodents that either have their zombie cells (left) or have been treated since midlife to remove these cells (right).

Smoking ages people prematurely because it damages DNA, but scientists have discovered that it also creates zombie-like cells. These cells are implica(...)

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