‘Funding per student has declined, and third-level capital infrastructure is underfunded.’ Photograph: iStock

Ireland is one of just two European countries where the third-level education system is “in danger” due to a funding shortfall and rising student numb(...)

A file image of nerve cells, which are affected by Huntington’s disease.

Researchers at NUI Galway have discovered what they say are encouraging early signs for a potential treatment for Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s (...)

The republican mausoleum bearing the blotted inscription ‘Honor a los caidos’ (Honor to the fallen) in Belchite, Aragon. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty

Spain will mark the 40th anniversary of the death of Francisco Franco today. With the country still divided over the legacy of the dictator, activiti(...)

The pen has finally met its demise – to the finger and the touch screens it controls. Illustration: Ellen Weinstein/New York Times

The pen is dead. It was murdered by the finger.I first realised this last month when my girlfriend asked to borrow a pen to sign the back of one of th(...)