Pat Hume

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President Michael D Higgins with mourners at the funeral of civil rights leader Ivan Cooper, who died  aged 75 on Wednesday  following a long illness. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Northern Ireland civil rights leader Ivan Cooper believed “to his last breath” that a better future was possible, President Michael D Higgins said, af(...)

For students hoping to begin a postgraduate in the 2020-21 academic year, now is a good time to begin researching.

As attention turns towards final undergraduate projects and exams, you may also start thinking about the next step and how you’re going to fund your p(...)

Alice Leahy is presented with her award for Irish Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year by  Irish Red Cross ambassador Jason Black and chairman of the Irish Red Cross Pat Carey. Photograph: Conor Healy

Homeless campaigner Alice Leahy has been named as humanitarian of the year at an Irish Red Cross awards ceremony. Ms Leahy was recognised for her lif(...)

What should you do after college? Should you make a dash for the nearest exit and begin your job hunt or perhaps you should consider continuing your education. Photograph: iStock

Final-year undergrads have all had the conversation: here comes the “real world”, whatever that is. Some are enthusiastic about getting into the worl(...)

The late former Fine Gael TD Paddy Harte (right) pictured with the late former Ulster Defence Association (UDA) leader Glen Barr at the Island of Ireland Peace in Mesen, Flanders. Photograph: Frank Miller.

The successful campaign by former Fine Gael TD Paddy Harte to honour the memory of Irish soldiers who died in the first World War was described as “hi(...)

In the Name of Peace: John Hume’s wife, Pat, at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin for the premiere. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Almost 20 years after the signing of the Belfast Agreement, John Hume’s seminal role in the peace process has been transposed to a new film exploring (...)

Bertie Ahern said: “I wouldn’t like to be a John Hume over there [in the US] now trying to get attention, whether it was [for] Turkey, Syria, Angola or Sudan...” File photograph: Getty Images

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has said he “would not like to be a John Hume” in the US now, trying to elicit support for peace in Northern Ireland. (...)

Sinn Féin leader in Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill (centre), with newly elected Sinn Fein MP for West Tyrone Barry McElduff MP (left) and newly elected MP for Fermanagh & South Tyrone, Michelle Gildernew (right), at the Omagh Leisure Complex, Co Tyrone. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The DUP and Sinn Féin virtually swept the boards in the Westminster election in Northern Ireland, so thoroughly did they clean up the political prizes(...)

Ireland’s main universities have a substantial array of options, although candidates should always bear in mind looming deadlines and criteria for applications

There are a wide variety of postgraduate funding opportunities available to those seeking to expand their education beyond undergraduate level. The (...)

You may have to search long and hard, as many scholarships and bursaries are not widely publicised or promoted

If you’re looking for funding that could make the difference between being able to pursue postgraduate study or not, the good news is there are far m(...)

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