Michael Byrne

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Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor has tasked colleges with taking steps to reduce drug and alcohol abuse among students. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Third-level colleges will have to provide drug and alcohol-free student accommodation and provide on-campus social spaces without access to drink unde(...)

Team winner Hugh Guidera from TCD Phil during the Irish Times Debate Final in 2015 held at Maynooth University. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

1960 “That this house regrets the divergence of the sciences from the humanities in the modern university.” Team winner: Charles Lysaght and Aidan B(...)

Lady Rosse with a copy of Mary Ward’s book. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Mary Ward is chiefly remembered as being the unfortunate victim of Ireland’s first fatal road traffic incident, but in her lifetime she was a celebrat(...)

A Google Maps view of the corner of Park Avenue and Blackrock Road

A coroner has recommended that all local authorities carry out a review of their road infrastructure following any fatal road traffic collision, after(...)

“If you equip third level students to take on a good work/life balance, there is a good chance that they will stick with it as they embark on life,” says Brian Mullins, director of Health Promotion at University College Dublin.  Photograph: istock

The principle that healthy teenagers are much more likely to become healthy adults is the core philosophy behind the international healthy campuses in(...)

A couple are suing the Garda Commissioner and State in the High Court for damages over alleged malicious prosecution in 2007 and 2008 on the alleged d(...)

Former brass band leader and convicted sex offender Michael Byrne pictured leaving the Four Courts in 2015. Photograph: Courts Collins

Two asset transfers by a convicted sex offender to his now estranged wife have been set aside by the High Court on grounds they were a “fraudulent” at(...)

Michael Byrne (84) from  Co Carlow became critically unwell following elective surgery at the Beacon Hospital in Dublin

An elderly man died nine days after surgery for bowel cancer after he developed complications that doctors could not explain, an inquest has heard. M(...)

Engineers at the site of a mass grave  at the former mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway. ‘It is not just the disposal of remains in a disused waste facility that stuns the heart.’ Photograph: EPA/Aidan Crawley

Anyone who enjoys ramble around old Irish cemeteries will recognise them. Fine edifices of marble and granite, rendering glory to the mortal remains o(...)

Billy McCarthy. Photograph: Beat FM Billy McCarthy: moved from the pulpit to the airwaves. Photograph: Beat FM

The death has occurred of popular Waterford broadcaster Billy McCarthy following a short illness. WLR FM Managing Director Des Whelan expressed his p(...)

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