Provost of Trinity College Dublin Dr Patrick Prendergast said of student-staff ratios: “This is about the future of our country, not that of any one university. But the stakes are high, and we must all work together to find common cause.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The ratio of students to staff has sharply increased at universities, new figures show, in a trend that threatens to further damage Ireland’s s(...)

Patrick Prendergast: “Government investment in higher education has come under more pressure due to austerity. To maintain the quality of our education, we’ve had to find other ways to make up the difference in our income.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Educators often bristle at the thought of evaluating universities as businesses, and incorporating business models into higher education, but Trinity (...)

Trinity provost Patrick Prendergast and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, announce the new strategy at the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute. Photograph: Maxwells 

PAMELA NEWENHAMTrinity College Dublin has unveiled a new strategy for innovation and entrepreneurship that will see more than 160 start-up companies e(...)

Prof Patrick Prendergast: has given campaigners the right to use the “Trinity College Dublin” name for promotional purposes. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Trinity College Dublin has withdrawn a threatened legal action against campaigners who were planning to honour those associated with the university wh(...)

The provost of Trinity, Dr Patrick Prendergast, yesterday announced details of the €70 million business school

The sod is due to be turned next summer on a €70 million business school at Trinity College Dublin, which is to be co-located with an innovation and e(...)

Senator Katherine Zappone, Michael McDowell SC, Jim O’Callaghan SC and Lucinda Creighton TD during the debate at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Former minister of state Lucinda Creighton has accused the Yes side in the Seanad referendum campaign of using misleading and superficial claims to su(...)

President Michael D.Higgins with poet Paula Meehan after she was announced as Ireland Professor of Poety at a reception in the Provost House, Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Dublin’s “informal poet laureate” Paula Meehan has been named Ireland Professor of Poetry.The poet and playwright is the second woman to be awarded th(...)

Ruler of the World will face eight rivals as he bids for a Classic double in this evening’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh.

BRIAN O’CONNORIt’s being billed as a more competitive Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby but while the numbers may stack-up differently, it still looks like (...)

Jockey Declan McDonogh (above) expects an “improved” Little White Cloud to benefit from the step up in trip in Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (...)

One of the most prestigious jobs in Irish PR has been snapped up by Bernard Mallee, the former journalist and government communications man. Mallee wi(...)

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