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Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said there was “a need for the transformation of dimensions of Irish culture for the sake of mature pluralism”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Irish universities have “lost the dream” which Cardinal John Henry Newman had of “liberal education and of a liberal education for Catholics”, the Arc(...)

Cardinal Newman, a convert to Catholicism from the Church of England, came to Ireland in 1851 at the invitation of then Catholic archbishop of Dublin Paul Cullen to be the rector of a new Catholic University, now UCD. Photograph: Getty Images

UCD has announced it will send a representative to Rome next Sunday for the canonisation of its first rector Cardinal John Henry Newman. In a statem(...)

Paul O’Toole, who was appointed interim chief executive of the Higher Education Authority in October for 12 months. Photograph: Alan Betson

Several members of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) board raised concerns about the appointment of an interim chief executive after the former hea(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: ‘The 2018 budget increase is hugely positive and critical to preparations for our enhanced and increasingly globally prominent regulatory role’

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon says her office aims to spend its additional €4 million allocated in Budget 2018 to recruit up to 40 new emp(...)

 Judge Leonie Reynolds in 2010. The Circuit Court judge has been nominated for a High Court position. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has nominated Leonie Reynolds, a daughter of the former taoiseach Albert Reynolds, to be a judge of the High Court. Ms Reynolds is a (...)

 Minister for Education Richard Bruton said high quality education and training was key to boosting the higher education sector. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The former chief executive of the Royal College of Surgeons has been appointed chair of Higher Education Authority (HEA) by Minister for Education Ric(...)

Caroline Keeling: “I had a number of guys who were 20 years older than me that had been reporting to my dad for years, and it was a challenge both for them and for me to adapt.”

When IBM executive Bairbre Stewart began searching for a job on graduating as a chartered accountant in 1985, she prepared two CVs. One implied her(...)

A total of 19 new members have been brought into the Royal Irish Academy at a ceremony in Dublin on Friday. The new members of the academy include Steve Myers, who was the director of accelerators at CERN when the Higgs boson was discovered in 2012 and  Martin Naughton, chairman of Glen Dimplex. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

A more “dynamic” higher education system is needed to attract both top researchers and women to leadership roles in Ireland, the president of the Roya(...)

 Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Over 1,500 staff at University College Dublin gave an average of 14 days each towards unpaid public service activities in the last academic year, acco(...)

 BT Young Scientist & Technology exhibition:   This week, 30 students who competed in this year’s event underwent a four-day mentoring and skills bootcamp at UCD to help them turn their ideas into viable business propositions.   Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Participating in the BT Young Scientist & Technology exhibition is itself an achievement, but for some youngsters it’s just the beginning. This w(...)

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