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The ranking table is based on Higher Education Authority figures for posts in universities in 2014, with University of Limerick having women in 33 per cent of senior posts. File photograph: Press 22 The new body will oversee research and advise on prioritisation of key skills gaps across industry and how they can be met

Women academics seeking gender equality among staff at Irish universities have ranked University of Limerick as the best performer in promoting women.(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, his wife Fionnuala Kenny, with  the Taoiseach’s  brother Cllr Henry Kenny and his wife Maureen in Breaffy House Resort, Castlebar.  Photograph: Michael Donnelly

More than 400 of Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s closest constituency supporters gathered in a Mayo hotel on Saturday night for a dinner to celebrate the 40(...)

Journey’s end: Mizen Head in Cork, planned finish of  Dr Pat O’Connor’s charity cycle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A newly qualified doctor who only bought a bike six weeks ago will today undertake an anticipated 24-hour cycle from Donegal’s Malin Head to Mizen Hea(...)

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn: to chair national review of gender equality in higher education sector. Photograph: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images.

Former European commissioner and Fianna Fáil minister Máire Geoghegan-Quinn is to chair a national review of gender equality in higher education. Ms (...)

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, who took a successful Equality Tribunal case against her employer, NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

All senior management staff at NUI Galway should undergo “unconscious bias training” to counteract discrimination against women, a gender equality tas(...)

NUIG president Jim Browne: Said he “led and pushed” the move in 2013, despite “genuine concern at governing authority level” that such an affirmative action programme could be challenged. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

NUI Galway is completely committed to a gender equality agenda and believes it has already made significant progress in the area, the university’s pre(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Mr Haughey, with Mr Tony Gregory, TD, before he started a sponsored cycle from Dublin to Kilnacrott, Co Cavan, to raise money for a holiday home for inner city children in 1982. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

  Brian Lenihan snr (above far right and, as played by Peter O’Meara, left) became a firm supporter of Charles Haughey when Haughey took o(...)

It was a good year for DIT. Above, students at DIT’s Grangegorman campus. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

  2014 WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR . . .   Dublin Institute of Technology The €38 million first phase of DIT’s Grangegorman campu(...)

All-Ireland Final 1994; Limerick v Offaly Joe Dooley of Offaly chased by Dave Clarke

Stragglers in the Gaelic Grounds on the sombre afternoon of the double bill of league hurling semi-finals might have noticed TJ Ryan and Donal O’Grady(...)

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