Ed Walsh

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In 2003, Chuck Feeney signed off on a decision to spend all of his fortune in his lifetime. “Giving while living,” he called it.

Chuck Feeney today is a man of no property. He and his wife Helga live in a modest rented apartment in San Francisco. He has no car or luxuries of any(...)

Former UN assistant secretary general Denis Halliday has handed back a president’s medal awarded to him by NUI Galway literary and debating society in 2010  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Former UN official Denis Halliday has handed back a medal he received from NUI Galway in protest over the conferring of an honorary doctorate on forme(...)

Chuck Feeney with Ed Walsh, then president of University of Limerick, and Frank Rhodes, president of Cornell, meeting in Plessy House, Limerick, in 1988 at the beginning of a process that would translate into hundreds of millions for higher education in Ireland.

“Chuck Feeney is what Donald Trump would be if he lived his entire existence backwards.” This comment, from one of Mr Feeney’s many admirers, Jim Dwy(...)

 Chris Goodey of NAGP and Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher.

Last year it was junior doctors and now it is the turn of GPs to rise up in anger at their working conditions in the health service. Thousands (...)

President Michael D Higgins today paid tribute to the Christian Brothers for their contribution to Irish education when he attended a ceremony to mark(...)

Teachers’ salaries: selected pay scales around Europe. Source: Eurydice survey 2013. Montage: Dearbhla Kelly

As parents face the disruption of their children’s secondary schooling as a result of the ASTI’s industrial action over the Haddington Road agreement,(...)

Paddy Donegan, second from left, in 1963 with, from left,  Michael Mullen TD, Dermot Doolan, secretary, Irish Actors’ Equity, and the Abbey actor Vincent Dowling. Photograph: Gordon Standing/The Irish Times

Paddy Donegan, who has died aged 92, was a formidable driver of major educational change in the second half of the 20th century. Appointed as a(...)