John Phillips

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College authorities have been adding more and more study places each year, but have been struggling to keep up with record levels of demand. Photograph: iStock

It’s midnight outside UCD’s James Joyce library and hundreds of bleary-eyed students are trailing out the main door. Some have been here since first (...)

‘Between you and me and the post’ – Like sentry guards, Jack McCaffrey and umpire Tom O’Kane watch the ball squirm away from the goal, one of the few moments of danger for Dublin in a relatively straight-forward semi-final win over Galway. Photo: “A Season of Sundays 2018”/Sportsfile

The Best Tony 10 by Declan Lynch and Tony O’Reilly – Gill Books, €16.99 The story of Tony O’Reilly, the Carlow postmaster who stole €1.75m(...)

Caolan O’Donnell, welfare officer at University of Limerick students’ union. “When you see problems written down, they don’t always seem so big.” Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

The number of third-level students seeking help with depression, anxiety, relationships problems and academic issues has reached unprecedented levels(...)

Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi: In recent months, as opinion polls have sometimes shown the No vote in front, he has pulled back on commitment to resign in face of defeat. Photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

It has been called “Italy’s Brexit”. Prime minister Matteo Renzi warns “there won’t be another chance” like this for Italy for the next 20 years. Ev(...)

Italian state president Sergio Mattarella yesterday intervened in a burgeoning row prompted by remarks by the US ambassador apparently in favour of pr(...)

David Bowie in a still from Nicolas Roeg’s The Man Who Fell To Earth

There is a great mystery at the heart of The Man Who Fell to Earth, Nicolas Roeg’s cult film: its soundtrack. There is a persistent rumour that long-(...)

With Nicolas Roeg’s 1976 cult classic film celebrating its 40th anniversary, it was understood that its accompanying soundtrack would be reissued. (...)

Silvio Berlusconi is still a prominent figure and leads Forza Italia. Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/ETA

Italy’s foreign ministry has summoned the US ambassador after media reports that American intelligence services tapped the telephones of former prime (...)