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Cardinal Newman, a convert to Catholicism from the Church of England, came to Ireland in 1851 at the invitation of then Catholic archbishop of Dublin Paul Cullen to be the rector of a new Catholic University, now UCD. Photograph: Getty Images

UCD has announced it will send a representative to Rome next Sunday for the canonisation of its first rector Cardinal John Henry Newman. In a statem(...)

Ireland hooker Rory Best. Photograph:  Filippo Monteforte/AFP via Getty Images

We hear a lot nowadays about pressure and stress, for example second level students and the CAO points race; the struggle to get on the housing ladder(...)

Trinity considering plan to cut 3,000 places for Irish students: Trinity College Dublin is considering cutting its intake of Irish students by up to a(...)

Autumn is now upon us and, if you are a final-year college student, that can only mean one thing. Employers across the country – and further afield – (...)

Lisa Hannigan at the All Together Now Festival, Waterford.

I purchased an All Together Now ticket in 2018 ahead of my friends. Following the hype, I believed they’d all purchase one eventually but the inevita(...)

Most third-level institutions prohibit the use of Fitbits, Apple Watches and other devices which allow users to upload and access documents. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

Universities have recorded a sharp increase in the number of students wearing banned smartwatches in exam halls. Most third-level institutions prohib(...)

Titles such as Plink Plink Fizz, Sunny Days and No More Plastic Pitches might not mean much to many people. But for some who grew up in Cork during t(...)

Tahothoratie Cross meeting with Connemara ponies in An Cheathrú Rua. Tahothoratie, who is from the Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) people at the Kahnawake community south of Montreal is studying the Irish language at Acadamh na Gaeilge in An Cheathrú Rua. Grianghraf: Seán Ó Mainnín

A member of the Mohawk Nation was among 20 Canadian students to complete an Irish language course this week in An Cheathrú Rua in the Connemara Gaelta(...)

Swimmers dive off rocks at the Forty-Foot in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan for the Irish Times

A member of the Mohawk Nation was among 20 Canadian students to complete an Irish language course this week in An Cheathrú Rua in the Connemara Gaelta(...)

Simple acts of kindness and generosity go unnoticed every day. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

A clumsy compliment can be just as damaging as a malicious insult. No matter the intentions, we need to examine the way we choose to talk to people. W(...)

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