UCC interim President Professor John O’Halloran addressing the commemoration. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

It could be argued that the execution by the British of 13 IRA volunteers in Cork 100 years ago was a war crime, according to a University College Cor(...)

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission office. Photograph: Collins

Former United States secret service agent Patrick Sullivan will bring a wealth of experience to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSoc), Minist(...)

The curriculum would focus on learning about the major forms of religions, traditions and views of people around the world, including secular beliefs. Photograph: Getty

Fears over “curriculum overload” have emerged as one of the key concerns in a consultation process over controversial plans to introduce classes about(...)

The new “religion, beliefs and ethics” classes will be separate to existing faith-based classes in denominational schools. File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

There are no plans to cut the time denominational schools can spend on teaching their own religion, a State advisory body on education has said. All p(...)

Primary schools will be required to set aside teaching time for new classes on religion and ethics as part of planned changes to the national curricul(...)


Roche said the acquisition would strengthen its position in the laboratory haematology-testing business

Swiss drugmaker Roche is buying Constitution Medical Investors (CMI), the US developer of a testing system for blood diseases like leukaemia, for an u(...)