Key questions over our post-Brexit relationship with the UK regarding education and research remain unanswered. Photograph: iStock

Big intractable political and economic issues continue to dominate Brexit negotiations. Almost everything else is relegated to a “it will be all righ(...)

Piers Morgan, Susanna Reid, Josh Parry and Dr Michael Davidson on ‘Good Morning Britain’

So-called “gay cure therapy” isn’t medicine, science, or indeed therapy: it’s abuse. Medical professionals regard the practice, which sees homosexuali(...)

A Christian women gives a Muslim man flowers as they gather close to Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, near where a van was driven into pedestrians on Monday. Photograph:  John Stillwell/PA Wire

When a 47-year-old man rammed a van into a crowd near a London mosque on Monday morning, controversy quickly erupted over whether the attack would be (...)

Oxford University’s vice-chancellor Louise Richardson pointed out that interment did not work in the 1970s in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Counterterrorism legislation to prevent extremist speeches on university campuses will not stop its spread, a conference in Co Carlow has heard. “Ext(...)

Trinity College Dublin: O’Malley’s plan, announced in 1967, to merge UCD and TCD was defeated. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There will be some debate this year about the impact and legacy of minister for education Donogh O’Malley, who, this time 50 years ago, was adamant he(...)

Prof Louise Richardson, from Tramore, Co Waterford,  was in Dublin for  her address to the annual Oxford and Cambridge Society of Ireland dinner. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Co Waterford woman who heads the University of Oxford has said Irish universities’ slide down international rankings is a direct consequence of d(...)

Free speech on college campuses is under threat from advancing political correctness, which increasingly dictates that the right not to be offended is given priority over freedom of speech. File photograph: iStock

Robust debate, challenging ideas, dissenting opinion and free speech. These are the central tenets of campus life - helping young people to broaden t(...)

Oxford university vice chancellor Prof Louise Richardson

Oxford university will struggle to retain its status as the best university in the world as a result of Brexit, its Irish-born vice chancellor has war(...)

‘Trump said he was going to bomb Isis – I think that’s possibly the worst thing he could do,’ says Prof Louise Richardson. Photograph: Robert Ormerod/The New York Times

Donald Trump’s plan to “bomb Isis” would “simply generate new recruits for terrorism” while damaging democracy, Oxford university vice chancellor and (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD will be the keynote speaker at a national conference on the Easter Rising at NUI Galway on Thursday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has admitted the State has failed in the past to give the arts the support they deserve. Mr Kenny said the Easter Rising commem(...)

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