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 Pictured at the Irish Research Council announcement were: (l to r) Prof Ursula Kilkelly, member of the council; Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education and Skills; Laureate awardee, Dr Dawn Walsh, University College Dublin and Laureate awardee and  Dr Larisa Florea, Dublin City University.  Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

The Government has moved to substantially increase “frontier research” by allocating €30 million to third level institutions in 36 projects approved b(...)

Irish universities argue they should be given much greater freedom to hire staff now that many of them are generating the bulk of their incomes privately. Photograph: Getty Images

When it comes to recruiting the very best talent for Irish universities, are we paying enough to secure the top academics? Ask any university preside(...)

The Government last year provided a special derogation from public sector pay restrictions to help universities hire world-leading researchers on salaries of up to €250,000.

Universities have received Government approval to recruit top academics on salaries of up to €337,000 a year. Under public sector pay rules, salaries(...)

Minister For Education Richard Bruton said universities would not lose out under the new funding model for third level. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Irish universities have warned of the “urgent need” to deal with underfunding of higher education. While they welcomed a new funding model for the se(...)

Fianna Fail raised $116,500 when Bertie Ahern was leader and taoiseach but the party’s US fundraising efforts petered out thereafter. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Declared donations collected in the US by Fianna Fáil over the past three decades amount to a tenth of what Sinn Féin raised from donors in the US du(...)

Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar has said the project has been a “fantastic experience and success” that had helped re-establish Ireland’s reputation globally as a premier holiday destination. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Gathering initiative generated €170 million in tourism revenue and attracted up to 275,000 additional visitors, but any repeat would likely prove (...)

An anxiety of economists was herded together in Kilkenny last weekend for the annual festival of fret-mongering and fun that is Kilkenomics. This is t(...)

Kevin Donnelly from Britvic Ireland, who won the Marketer of the Year title last year.  photograph: aidan oliver photography

And the nominees are . . . This year’s Marketer of the Year shortlist has been announced and the contenders are Emma Walls, the marketing director of (...)

Kate Adie after she was presented with a certificate of Irish heritage   at a special Waterford Gathering ceremony held in Waterford Castle. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Former BBC Chief News Correspondent, Kate Adie yesterday spoke of her pride at being presented with a Certificate of Irish Heritage in recognition (...)

Clonmel Chamber president Valerie O’Reilly and mayor of Clonmel Billy Shoer. Photograph: John Crowley

Becoming an entrepreneur is not as easy as it sounds. Ireland’s most successful entrepreneurs will admit creating your own business path (...)