Brian Lucey

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Migrants, many fleeing Syria, arriving at Porto Empedocle in Sicily after being rescued off the Libyian coast by a Dutch freighter the Dinteldijk. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland has nothing to fear from immigration and should take its “fair share” of migrants to help ease the crisis unfolding in the Mediterranean, a(...)

Outside Tokyo Stock Exchange: Japanese November-April stock market returns typically exceed May-October by 8.3 percentage points annually.  Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images

The old “sell in May and go away” adage invariably does the rounds at this time of year. Is it a silly market myth or is there something to the notion(...)

Independent TD Catherine Murphy and Michael Taft, research officer with the Unite trade union who have called on the Government to host a European debt conference. Photograph: Collins

The Government should show leadership and host a European debt conference to look at solutions to the burden of debt both in Ireland and in Europe, a (...)

The global disparity of healthcare is unjust. The current Ebola outbreak is a perfect example of inequity. Photograph: Christopher Black/WHO/Handout via Reuters

You can’t fault Trinity College Dublin for its ambition. Not only is it trying to raise the guts of €600 million through philanthropy over the next(...)

 Ann Sheppard (CEO of St Conleth’s and daughter of the school’s founder, the late  Bernard Sheppard) and Mr Kevin Kelleher, who began teaching at the school in 1944  with Ruairí Quinn

Here’s a sight to warm the hearts of every balloted ASTI member: Ruairí Quinn getting a guard of honour from pupils as he heads into a black-tie dinne(...)

A shift in thinking: the new emphasis on entrepreneurial graduates is a far cry from Cardinal John Henry Newman’s notion of university’s imparting the  “inestimable benefit of the litera scripta”. Phtograph: Chris Pecoraro/Getty

As a leading advocate of the “entrepreneurial graduate”, Kerry Murphy Healey did a surprisingly conventional PhD. The title of her dissertation was Th(...)

Precious: gold should  form part of a diversified pension investment.   Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Gold continues to exert a compelling attraction for investors – sophisticated and otherwise. The precious metal’s value almost doubled between (...)

Trinity College Dublin provost Patrick Prendergast: ‘We need to decide here whether we want to reclaim ‘University of Dublin’ or let it slip’

Trinity College Dublin provost Patrick Prendergast has warned staff against being complac(...)

The college board approved a logo with the amended title which emphasises the word “university”, an important attraction for international students. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Staff and students at Trinity College Dublin have complained about a lack of consultation over a decision by the university to rebrand itself under(...)

Broadcaster and finance journalist Margaret E Ward rejects the “wisdom” that radio and television audiences preferred male voices. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Motions calling for more women in the media and politics, for the banks to be made small and boring and for a reassertion of the original republican d(...)

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