Paulo Freire

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‘Living a philosophical life is seen by some to be necessary to live a good life.’ Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Philosophy is undergoing an image transformation similar to that in science some time ago. Once seen as the preserve of old men with beards, the disci(...)

Teenagers from Dublin's inner city and Blackrock College at the Swan Youth Services music group

Every Thursday since September in an old redbrick building called St Agatha’s Hall off the North Strand, teenagers from the inner city play music with(...)

‘The apparent end-point of “new media” was articulated by digital entrepreneur and “King of Clickbait” Emerson Spartz in an interview in the New Yorker earlier this year.’ Photograph: Getty Images

There was once a time when popularity was viewed as suspect. “Popular culture”, for example, was what you called stuff that people liked but was ge(...)

Singer Justine Nantale from Uganda with students Jane Egan and Lea Cutaya, guest speaker Sakhile Heron from South Africa, and student Caroline Okonkwo at  the Afri Conference. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Migrants risking, and losing, their lives on the Mediterranean were remembered on an Atlantic shoreline as Galway secondary school students participa(...)

Department of Education secretary general Seán Ó Foghlú and Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan during TUI president Gerry Quinn’s speech. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

Education Correspondentin Wexford Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan says she hopes teachers “will come in numbers” to training sessions next week(...)

‘Any type of inventive thought stands in direct opposition to the Leaving Cert.’ Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

In June 2012 I returned to Ireland from London, prepared to lock myself away, write my thesis and complete the final part of my MSc in my parents’ (...)

 Belvedere College students Matthew Collins, Adam Goodman, Niall Miller and Jack Rutledge participating in the Annual Sleepout to raise funds for the Homeless in 2012. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

‘Ah, Da, tell us the story again about the hospital ship.” He smiled with delight, but my mother groaned: “Oh not again, give us a break.” She had hea(...)

‘Irish philosophers – Richard Kearney [above], Philip Pettit, William Desmond – are never noticed in the public scene’

There was a time when people across Ireland turned on the television on a Friday night to watch a Dominican priest with arthritis talk about philos(...)