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Shane Ross: “This Bill will get through in one form or another”

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has indicated that he expects legislation on judicial appointments to be passed through the Oireachtas by the summer(...)

 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(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar leaving a meeting with Texas governor Greg Abbott   in Austin  on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

PAT LEAHY The annual exodus of Government ministers and officials for St Patrick’s Day Day events is well underway with the United States, as usual, (...)

GTLK Europe    is a wholly-owned subsidry of the Russian State Transport Leasing Company Photograph: iStock

GTLK Europe, the Russian state-controlled leasing company involved in aviation, is expanding its Irish operation with plans to open a dedicated financ(...)

The eye of Hurricane Arthur is seen over the Atlantic in this photo from the International Space Station. Photograph: Reuters

A new strategy to set out how the Republic can maximise the benefit of its investment in the European Space Agency (ESA) and the EU’s flagship space p(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton: “Springboard+ is a key part of the Government’s strategy to ensure we are planning for the future skills needs of our economy.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Thousands of free or heavily subsidised third level courses in areas where there are skills shortages are to be made available to people in employment(...)

Katie Donoghue, from Drumcondra in Dublin, joined other Suffragettes outside Leinster House on Tuesday, a century after women won the right to vote, to show support for a new generation fighting for abortion rights ahead of the referendum. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned legislation to allow for abortions up to 12 weeks may not pass the Oireachtas, even if the Eighth Amendment is repea(...)

Ministers will be asked, among other things, to reinforce our message on Brexit, Northern Ireland and the economy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

More than 30 Ministers, the Attorney General and chairperson of the Dáil and Seanad will travel abroad for St Patrick’s Day. Tánaiste Simon Coveney h(...)

Prof Mark Ferguson, director general  Science Foundation Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s investment in science needs to almost double over the coming years if it is to be able to innovate on the scale required to transform the ec(...)

The study says engagement with employers at a local level is crucial, especially for smaller PLCs. Photograph: Getty Images

Students see post-Leaving Cert (PLC) courses as a low-status option for school-leavers who do not get enough points to go to college, according to a m(...)

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