Des Murphy

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The numbers taking on apprenticeships plummeted during the recession, falling from about 29,000 to just above 5,700 in 2013. Photograph: iStock

Just 2 per cent of school-leavers are pursuing apprenticeships as a route into work compared with 60 per cent in Germany, an Oireachtas committee has (...)

A leading  consultant has said people should not be  alarmed by the findings of a Dublin inquest earlier this week, which linked the death of a woman to the ingestion of talcum powder. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A leading respiratory consultant has said people should not be unduly alarmed by the findings of a Dublin inquest earlier this week, which linked the (...)

Mark Gibson from Dublin at the opening of the Cheltenham festival. Photograph: Inpho

The annual Irish invasion of the Cotswolds was well under way on Tuesday morning as tens of thousands of early comers to the Cheltenham racing festiva(...)