CIPD Ireland Mary Connaughton with Iarnród Éireann chief executive Jim Meade, a speaker at the organisation’s annual conference in Dublin. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

The pandemic looks set to have a lasting impact on Irish workplaces, with more than four in five employers expanding their flexible and hybrid working(...)

Paul McAuliffe in July 2019, when he was lord mayor of Dublin – and a governor of the National Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan

Besides being former lord mayors of Dublin, what do former taoiseach Bertie Ahern, former Green Party leader John Gormley, Seán D Dublin Bay Rockall L(...)

Kerry’s David Clifford in action against Cork during the Munster SFC semi-final at Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s approaching five years now since David Clifford ran amok with 4-4 for the Kerry minors in the 2017 All-Ireland final. The Fossa wizard returned t(...)

TDs will  quiz UL representatives on issues raised by the Comptroller and Auditor General including procurement that did not comply with State spending rules and the purchase of a site for a city centre campus. File photograph

The President of the University of Limerick (UL), Prof Kerstin Mey will tell TDs she is “keen to draw a line under the controversies of the past” when(...)

Product design is one of the courses on offer at TU Dublin’s school of creative arts. Photograph: iStock

There’s still time to change your mind. While some courses – including architecture, art and various performing arts courses – require an interview an(...)

Dorothy Creaven of  Rent The Runway, a company  based in the Claddagh in Galway. Photograph: Andrew Downes

When I sat my Leaving Certificate quite a few years back, only 30 per cent of students went to university. At that time, a much smaller percentage of (...)

John Roche, founder of Mote

John Roche is the founder of Mote, a data-driven talent-sourcing engine that aims to make matches between scaling tech companies and potential hires i(...)

Psychology professor Dr Laurie Santos, whose one-time-only class ‘Psychology and the Good Life’ is the most popular course ever offered at Yale. Photograph: Stan Godlewski via Getty Images

There has never been a greater focus on happiness. There are books, podcasts, Ted talks and courses on how to be happy. The volume of academic researc(...)

The manner in which Senators are elected has long been the subject of accusations of elitism. Photograph: Alan Betson

There have been fresh calls to expand the number of people who can vote in the Seanad’s university constituencies in the wake of this week’s byelectio(...)

BiaSol founders Niamh and Ruairi Dooley.

Manufacturing & Design Category winner: Biasol An interest in food and the circular economy were key ingredients in the recipe for BiaSol, the bu(...)

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