Some 60 per cent of children were signed up to social media sites, including 48 per cent of eight-year-olds and 68 per cent of 11-year-olds. Photograph: iStock

More than one in 10 children aged eight to 13 are spending the equivalent of 61 days a year online, new figures show. A survey by CyberSafeIreland, a(...)

 Pictured at the launch of the USI mental health study was Ruairi Weiner from Maynooth University, Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor, USI president Lorna Fitzpatrick, Lillian Searson from Institute of Art, Design and Technology and Sorcha Murphy from Dublin City University. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

A leading psychiatrist has warned against drawing definitive conclusions from a survey of students in which a third of respondents said they had a for(...)

University of Limerick president Dr Des Fitzgerald with Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor at today’s conferring. Photograph: Sean Curtin/True Media

A “malevolent concoction” of technology, intolerance and populism is poisoning debate and emboldening dark and destructive forces, president of the Un(...)

Owners of purpose-built student accommodation have been accused of hiking prices ahead of new caps on rent increases coming into force next week. Image: iStock.

Owners of purpose-built student accommodation have been accused of hiking prices ahead of new caps on rent increases coming into force next week. Unt(...)

EnglishLanguage school pic

Teachers working in commercial English language schools are poorly paid, on precarious contracts and employed in a sector where low morale is commonpl(...)

Maria Bailey TD (black dress) arrives at Church of the Assumption in Dalkey for the funeral of her father John who died on Tuesday. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Former Dublin GAA county chair and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown councillor John Bailey was a man of “compassion,” who was “dedicated to his family and the G(...)

Set to become a university: the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland building on York Street, Dublin 2.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More than 200 years after it started training surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) is set to become a university following passag(...)

Minister of State for higher education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor says new women-only professorships are a “game changer”.  Photo : Laura Hutton

The first of up to 45 women-only professorships aimed at tacking gender inequality in higher education are due to be made before the end of this year.(...)

Mary Mitchell O’Connor: ‘Projects such as BusConnects are intended to improve the lives of residents, not to rip the heart out of their village, their community.’

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor is the latest high profile Fine Gael politician to criticise the State’s proposed BusCon(...)

Local election candidate Samantha Long canvasses with Senators Victor Boyhan (left) and Michael McDowell in Dartry, Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

“Let’s be honest,” says Padraig Hartigan, as he gestures towards his well-to-do neighbourhood of St Kevin’s Park in Darty, Dublin 6. “What issues do w(...)

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