TUI members during a demonstration in 2016. Industrial action is likely to rear its head again this year. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Industrial strife resumes After a couple of years of industrial peace, the prospect of disruption looms. Two-tier pay rates introduced in 2011 put “(...)

A total of 45 women-only posts are to be allocated over a three-year period. Photograph: iStock

Third-level colleges have received approval for 20 women-only professorships aimed at tackling gender inequality in higher education. The appointment(...)

Minister of State for higher education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor has criticised a ‘lack of transparency’ around spending by a NUI Galway fundraising charity. File photograph : Laura Hutton/The Irish Times .

Minister of State for higher education Mary Mitchell O’Connor has criticised a charity linked to NUI Galway for its “lack of transparency and oversig(...)

 Prof Andrew Deeks, president of UCD,  Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor,  and Marie O’Connor, chairwoman of the UCD governing authority, launching the UCD Strategy 2020-2024 Rising to the Future. Photograph:  Jason Clarke

UCD is planning to enrol thousands of additional students and hire more than 500 academic staff over the coming years under expansion plans which, it(...)

The Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) has been formally authorised to use the title of ‘university’ for the first time in 235 years. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) has been formally authorised to use the title of “university” for the first time in 235 years. The insti(...)

Soaking up the atmosphere: Mick Wallace in Brussels

Honest to God, isn’t it always the way? The one time you really need the Government jet for a very important engagement, the flippin’ thing starts ac(...)

‘I don’t think there will be any confusion over it - the decision on who are Fine Gael’s candidates for election is made in the first instance by party members locally and then signed off by the executive council,”icture Colin Keegan, Collins Dubli”. Taoiseach Leo Vardkar said. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has moved to play down concerns expressed by a Fine Gael activist about the process which resulted in the deselection of sittin(...)

Pat Kenny: ‘Judicial review is extremely expensive and even if you win there is no guarantee that you will be awarded your legal costs.’ File photograph: Frank Miller

Broadcaster Pat Kenny has given up his battle to prevent apartment blocks being built on lands adjacent to his Dalkey home. However, the Newstalk pre(...)

 Beach in Sandycove, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

What’s so good about it? It’s not just sea swimmers flocking to the Forty Foot who are enchanted by Sandycove. Positioned between Dalkey and Glasthu(...)

 Ms Bailey, who  lost her position as chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing in the controversy over a personal injuries claim against a Dublin hotel, is one of three Fine Gael candidates for Dún Laoghaire at the next election. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have both defended Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey after some local activists in her Dún Laoghaire constit(...)

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