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Clodagh McKenna in her London home. Photographs: Dora Kazmierak

“He is the kindest man I’ve ever met. He is so lovely. He’s such a good person.” It is probably fair to say that Clodagh McKenna, the London-based Iri(...)

DCU is expanding rapidly. Recent developments include a new state-of-the-art student centre which combines facilities for social, cultural, global engagement and entrepreneurial activities. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

UCC Web: ucc.ie/opendays Life on campus: There’s so much more to life in UCC than spending long hours in the Fishbowl (the famous library study room(...)

College open days offer  the opportunity to inspect facilities at the institution of your choice.  Photograph: iStock

Choosing a college or further-education course is another stressful addition on the lengthy to-do list of Leaving Cert students. With so much going o(...)

Actor Emma Watson:  ‘You didn’t want to become the face of a movement,’ she writes. Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

The English actor Emma Watson, best known for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, has written an open letter honouring Savita Halappan(...)

Donnacha O’Brien riding Ten Sovereigns (left) to win the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes from Jash and Jim Crowley (right) at Newmarket. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ten Sovereigns maintained his unbeaten record with victory in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket. The son of No Nay Never made a spectacul(...)

Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway in ‘Serenity’

With popular streaming services such as Netflix pouring outrageous sums of money into original movies – albeit with mixed success – it is hardly surpr(...)

Jake Buiuc-Keegan, 3 from Tallaght raises the Sam Maguire with Dublin players at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

There is something incredibly weird about traditions. Sometimes, we do something annually, monthly, daily, before or after a match because we know it’(...)

The striking Roque de Agando at sunrise. Photograph: Getty Images

With the heavy iron key that looked like a prop from a Harry Potter film, Pedro opened the old wooden door and I peered down into the well. As my eyes(...)

Three new courses should be compulsory for all students. They should be taught philosophy, curiosity and how much is enough. Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Jeremy Clarkson last week tried to reassure disappointed school leavers with the observation that, despite only one middling A-level grade, his bigges(...)

Dr Francesco Pilla: “I try to get a broad perspective on how cities work, why they produce pollution and what to do about it.” Photograph:   Paul Sharp/Sharp Pix

Dr Francesco Pilla, assistant professor at UCD School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy Your research focuses on the environment, (...)

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