Tim Desmond

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State Examinations Commission official Tim Desmond said it was welcome that the review of the senior cycle to date to date had highlighted a desire for a broad view of education.

The “relentless pursuit of CAO points” is having an extreme influence on how students are engaging with teaching and learning, according to a senior S(...)

Stephen Rea: Miriam disarms Rea’s lugubriously diffident public persona. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

At a time when so many current leaders on the world stage are fantasists peddling harmful fictions, it’s perhaps surprising that some of the most trut(...)

Jim Lockhart. Photograph: Dave Keegan Photography

Current favourite book Stephen Hawking’s final book, Brief Answers to the Big Questions. He’s great to read; his stuff is so challenging, you have to(...)

Joe Duffy: Holding a mirror to Irish life

On the face of it, the news that Joe Duffy is to appear in a pantomime is in danger of causing reality to collapse in on itself under the weight of to(...)

Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore: composer of the ballad “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”

Chances are that at some time in your life you have sung, or at least hummed along to, the ballad When Johnny Comes Marching Home.   But if you’(...)

Don’t knock it: MMA fighter Conor McGregor. Photograph: John Locher/AP

He may be RTÉ’s best-paid broadcaster, but Ryan Tubridy doesn’t seem unduly bothered about projecting a wholesome mainstream image. During his opening(...)