Minister of State Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD Fine Gael, Deputy Thomas Byrne (FF) Senator Ivana Bacik (Labour), Deputy Donnchadh O’Laoghaire (SF) Cllr Neasa Hourigan, (GP) Deputy  Richard Boyd Barrett (PBP)and Aengus O’Maolain, (Social Democrats), at the election debate on the future funding of higher education and research in Ireland  at the TCD Business School, in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

All major political parties have ruled out a student loan scheme as a way of funding higher education over the coming years. The comments were made a(...)

Trinity College Dublin is planning a new campus at Grand Canal Quay. Photograph: TCD

The Government has backed plans to part-fund a new €1 billion technology campus for Trinity College Dublin in the so-called Silicon Docks area of Dubl(...)

At present the only two treatment options for debilitating back pain are surgery. File photograph: Getty

An Irish researcher has been awarded €2 million to develop an alternative treatment to target back pain outside of invasive surgery. Dr Conor Buckley(...)

Sr Joan Chittister  and former president Mary McAleese in conversation at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former president Mary McAleese has said it bothers her greatly to see people who are strangers to Ireland treated in ways that are contrary “to the et(...)

Rory Guthrie of de Veres in front of a Donald Teskey rental at Lansdowne Place in Ballsbridge, Dublin.

While many Irish banks were forced to sell their art collections during the economic downturn, the Central Bank of Ireland still retains a collection (...)

 Trinity College Dublin: considering options. Photograph: Alan Betson

Trinity College Dublin is considering cutting its intake of Irish students by up to a quarter over the next five years in order to protect the quality(...)

The  Long Room library in Trinity College Dublin.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Trinity College Dublin’s Long Room is famous around the world for its stunning collection of rare library books. The fact that all of the 40 marble s(...)

Dr Graham Love, former chief executive of the Higher Education Authority. ‘What is the point of having a specialist agency, conferring functions upon it and then ignoring or discouraging its advice?’ he writes. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is taking over too much control of the third-level education system and is frequently ignoring the expertise of State advisory bodies, (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with TCD Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast (left), and Dean Prof Andrew Burke at the opening of Trinity Business School at TCD on Thursday. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The   Irish Times

Trinity College Dublin unveiled its new €80 million business school on Thursday, formally opened by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. The new flagship building(...)

TCD students Jemil Saidi and John Moroney  emerge from Trinity’s Campanile while participating in a recent ‘chariots of fire’ run. Photograph: Alan Betson

Trinity College Dublin is launching what it is says is the country’s biggest ever philanthropic campaign aimed at generating €400 million in funding (...)

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