From healthcare and human resources to construction, many workers have trouble getting their overseas qualifications recognised in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

As part of a consultation process for the Government’s first Global Irish Diaspora Policy, published in March 2015, “recognition of qualifications” wa(...)

Kylie was a mere 10 years old when she exploded into public consciousness, dancing around a stripper pole

The US reality-TV star and youngest of the “Kardashian siblings”, Kylie Jenner, has confirmed the birth of her first child. The birth notice took the (...)

More than 2,000 Irish students are currently studying in some of Europe’s premier universities. Photograph: iStock

A few short years ago, thousands of Irish school-leavers were applying for UK-based courses. These numbers have tumbled in more recent times. Higher c(...)

‘I am a very experienced ward nurse with many skills to offer, but I feel rejected by my own country.’

Last week, Irish Times Abroad published a feature about the difficulties emigrant nurses are experiencing in their attempts to return to Ireland to wo(...)

‘It is right that we have high standards here’

Come home, nurses. We need you. That was the clear message of a two-year HSE recruitment campaign aimed at bringing back Irish nurses who had emigrate(...)

There are many options available to students who failed to get their desired number of points. Photograph: Alan Betson

My son wanted to do commerce in UCD but has fallen short on the points. Are there other level 7 courses (PLCs/other colleges) that he should explore s(...)

If you feel an exam paper did not go well, it is a very good idea to view scripts with your teacher. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

August 16th will be a day fraught with nerves and excitement for many as thousands of students receive their Leaving Cert results. While we can all (...)

Here’s some advice for family members of those who have joined a gym for the first or fifth time. The first rule is this: don’t talk about the gym membership. Discreetly avert your eyes if you notice them leaving the house in lycra

I have joined a gym. I know. Madness. Now I think about it, this is a madness has afflicted me at regular intervals over the last decade, always – a(...)

Oberstown Children Detention Campus: This week the facility, which can accommodate 48 inmates, had 36 boys within its fences. All are aged between 15 and 17. Photograph: Eric Luke

The youth detention centre in Oberstown, north Dublin, stands on a 25-acre campus in countryside near Lusk. Surrounded by high railings and imposing,(...)

Samantha, a young asylum seeker, lives in the direct provision system. She was accepted to study in Maynooth but cannot afford the fees. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

You’ve fled war and poverty. You’ve taken your children across the sea on a rickety boat and hoped to survive. After many sleepless, hungry distressed(...)

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