Angry bird: social media incentivises conflict over constructive dialogue. Photograph: Reuters

Just when did public debate become a game of trying to catch people out? Did it start with the Enlightenment and its focus on religious hypocrisy? Or (...)

Ireland’s institutes of technology offer a wide range of science, technology and engineering courses. Photograph: iStock

IADT When is open day? November 24th (10am-4pm) November 25th (10am-4pm) Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology is a renowned cent(...)

From left: Dr Sheila Donegan, co-founder of Maths Week, Margie McCarthy, head of Education and Public Engagement, Science Foundation Ireland, and Aislinn Bueno (11) from Scoil Chaoimhín Primary School, Marlborough Street, Dublin, at the launch of Maths Week 2018. Photograph: Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

Maths is everywhere, and this year’s Maths Week (commencing on Saturday, October 13th) will encourage us all to become more comfortable with its every(...)

The Pyramids of Giza on the southwestern outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo. File photograph: AFP/Getty Images)

Monday Indicators: Irish manufacturing PMI (Sep); Euro zone manufacturing PMI (Sep), unemployment (Aug); UK consumer credit (Aug), net lending to in(...)

“Kids who can’t learn arithmetic are regarded as being stupid. But they’re not – they’ve got this rather selective deficit,” says Brian Butterworth, professor of cognitive neuropsychology at University College London.

Do you find it impossible to calculate tips in restaurants? Does the prospect of calculating how many tiles you need for your kitchen fill your with d(...)

Dan McFarland: his charges have begun the new season with wins over Scarlets and Edinburgh. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Southern Kings v Ulster, Nelson Mandela Bay stadium (Sunday, 1.15pm Irish time, live on EirSport, Premier Sports) Ulster take an unbeaten start to t(...)

Pope Francis. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

The recent visit of Pope Francis to Ireland, following so soon after the discovery of yet more horrific crimes committed by Catholic clergy against ch(...)

Kirsten Mate Maher’s father, Kwalo Mate, and her mother,  Jacinta Maher, joined her on stage after she was crowned the Rose of Tralee. Photograph:  Domnick Walsh

On Monday Kirsten Mate Maher was offered a place at the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) to study multimedia and application development with a(...)

Carlow Rose Shauna Ray Lacey on stage with Daithi O Se in the Dome for Monday night’s  Rose of Tralee show. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Carlow Rose Shauna Ray Lacey managed to keep news about her heroin-addicted parents from her fellow Roses until she revealed it on stage at the Dome i(...)

An alternative option for students who have failed to meet entry requirements for their chosen courses may be to apply to their local further education (FE) college. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

From early morning, yesterday the queries poured into the Irish Times helpdesk, where our team of guidance counsellors answered questions in our live (...)

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