Taoiseach Leo Varadkar looks at a map of Dublin from 1610  with  Trinity’s registrar Prof Paula Murphy and  provost Dr Patrick Prendergast at an event to celebrate 425 years since TCD’s founding. Photograph: Tom Honan

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said while third level students should make a contribution toward their education, he could not support a system that left (...)

Prof Steven Salaita became a cause célèbre for academic freedom in the United States, whose case contributed to the resignation of the chancellor of the University of Illinois, Phyllis Wise, in August 2015. File photograph: Armando L Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/MCT/Getty Images)

An academic who had an offer of a post withdrawn after a series of tweets protesting at the Israeli invasion of Gaza in 2014 is to speak at a conferen(...)

The President of Maynooth University, Philip Nolan

President of Dublin City University – Professor Brian MacCraith The core objective of education today should be to enable students to flourish in the(...)

Trinity College Dublin provost Patrick Prendergast has said it appeared Brexit was playing a key role in more international students considering Ireland as a place to study. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish universities have recorded a surge in applications from international students which academics say is linked to uncertainty over Brexit and the (...)

Leo Varadkar on his way into talks with Fianna Fáil in 2016 on forming a government, at Trinity College in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Leo Varadkar’s election as leader is a first for many reasons, but a less well known one is this – he is the first Trinity College Dublin graduate to (...)

The first phase of the new “technology enterprise campus” will cost €250m, and the university hopes to complete it in the next five years.

Trinity College Dublin is planning to build a technology-focused campus at Grand Canal Dock as part of €1 billion plans to develop the area as an “inn(...)

 Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast (left) and Ryanair CFO, Neil Sorahan, with Trinity business student Alannah Higgins from Boston. Photograph: Mark Stedman

Ryanair is spending €1.5 million over five years to fund a new professor of entrepreneurship position at the business school in Trinity College Dublin(...)

A young protester, Lachlan Finlay from Castleknock, at the March for Science  in Dublin on Saturday afternoon. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

About 600 scientists and supporters of a scientific outlook marched through Dublin city centre to the Dáil on Saturday as part of a “global demonstrat(...)

Free speech on college campuses is under threat from advancing political correctness, which increasingly dictates that the right not to be offended is given priority over freedom of speech. File photograph: iStock

Robust debate, challenging ideas, dissenting opinion and free speech. These are the central tenets of campus life - helping young people to broaden t(...)

Trinity College holds just €6 million in shares linked to fossil fuel industries, and divesting them will hardly put the college at the “forefront of sustainability”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Trinity College has pledged to purge its endowments of direct investments in fossil fuels, embracing the battle against climate change. The move is l(...)