Sean O Reilly

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Dublin Bus: seating capacity has been reduced to 16, to enable social distancing. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taking public transport in what used to be the morning peak is now a trip into an eerie world Just before nine on a weekday morning I take (...)

Raphael Duarte: “It’s a delicate situation. We don’t know how to approach the system.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Upstairs in a pub in central Dublin this week, a group of about 20 people sit around a table having an impassioned, but calm, discussion about a recen(...)

A fifth of the students surveyed said lecturers and teaching staff provided ‘very little’ feedback on a draft or work in progress. Photograph: iStock

Half of all third-level students have never talked about career plans with their lecturers, according to a major national study. More than a third sa(...)

Kim Kardashian. A US non-profit organisation found that more than 200 Kardashian/Jenner social media posts “failed to clearly and conspicuously disclose material connections to brands or the fact that the posts were paid ads”. Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

The Kardashian/Jenner sisters are undisputed social media royalty. Between the five sisters they have a combined following of 470.3 million on Instagr(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar poses with a member of the public while canvassing in Rathfarnham on Friday for a Yes vote in the forthcoming referendum. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

If Leo Varadkar’s canvass in Rathfarnham yesterday is anything to go by, his main enemy in the campaign in the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendm(...)

Many students in higher education feel they are not learning skills that  will boost their chances of employment, a new survey indicates. File photograph:  ThinkStock

Significant numbers of students in higher education feel they are not learning skills which will contribute to their chances of getting a job, a new n(...)

Hands up: US students are more likely to ask questions. Photograph: Getty images/Wavebreak Media

It takes a confident fresher to ask a question of their lecturer in week one. By week two only the brave are willing to share their independent tho(...)

John Banville, Eavan Boland (pictured above) and John Montague are among the line-up for a Yeats 150th anniversary event at the National Concert Hall next month.

Rebellion at Stinging Fly The deadline for submissions to The Stinging Fly February 2016 issue is this Friday, August 14th. In the Wake of the (...)

Sean O’Reilly: “Writers are asked to respond freely to the principles in the Proclamation, to the story of the Rising, its place in our cultural memory, and the current state of the country we see ourselves as part of. And the country we see ourselves as having some hand in.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In April of 2005, I was asked to read something at the unveiling of a new plaque to Michael Joseph O’Rahilly – or The O’Rahilly – in what used to b(...)

The Irish Survey of Student Engagement  received responses from more than 19,800 students across 30 higher education institutions.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Students in humanities and arts feel much less prepared for the jobs market than their college peers, with more than a quarter saying they have “never(...)

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