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Professor Diarmaid Ferriter, senator Feargal Quinn and senator Katherine Zappone at the Davenport Hotel, Dublin yesterday.

A win for the No side in Friday’s referendum would provide “a resounding mandate for reform of Seanad Éireann”, senator Katherine Zappone has told (...)

From left; Saoirse Leonard, Laura Smith and Sharon Dore, joined third level students from Dublin and Maynooth taking part in ‘Fight for your future now’ a demonstrations to protest against the possibility of cuts in maintenance grant in the Budget– on Molesworth Street, Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hundreds of students marching in Dublin today heard that “targeted cuts” to grants would result in “targeted voting” by the student cohort. Head of th(...)

Clare joint managers Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor during the comprehensive All-Ireland Under-21 final victory over Antrim at Thurles. “We may never see this again in county Clare,” says Maloney. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The work of Gerry O’Connor and Donal Maloney is done. Clare’s joint under-21 managers have had a massive influence on at least four starters and a raf(...)

Actor John Kavanagh at  the funeral of Susan Fitzgerald  at the Church of The Three Patrons, Rathgar, Dublin, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The actor Susan Fitzgerald, who died last Monday, had no fear of dying and had sympathised with the doctor who had to tell her she had little time lef(...)

Local Ringsend children (Áine, Cian, Cathal, Saoirse) join USI officers at launch of  “Free Our Voice” Seanad reform proposal.

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has called for a No vote in the upcoming referendum on abolishing the Seanad.USI president Joe O’Connor said ab(...)

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu), the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and the Irish Second Level Students’ Union (ISSU) have collectively called for an end to the ‘lock-out’ of young people from the workforce.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

An alternative plan to tackle Ireland’s youth unemployment has been launched by three trade unions at Dublin Institute of Technology today. The Irish (...)

The USI said Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn should be aware that students would ’not take this lying down’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Significant cuts to education in the budget would make it almost impossible for teachers to deliver the school curriculum, Sheila Nunan, general secre(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn must find €100 million in cuts in the Budget. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

An internal document which lists 75 possible cutbacks in the education sector was drawn up to give Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn the fullest pos(...)

Students protesting in Dublin earlier this year against the reintroduction of student fees. Photograph: Frank Miller

Further increases in the cost of third-level charges would be “ludicrous” in the light of this week’s survey about the financial hardship facing stu(...)

Bob Joyce, a grand-nephew of James Joyce, (left, with David Norris) has written a foreword to a new edition of Ulysses that uses the text of the first general Dublin edition of the work. Photograph: Frank Miller

One of the books on Leopold Bloom’s shelves, in Ulysses, is called In the Track of the Sun. Early on in Ulysses, Bloom reflects on what it would be li(...)

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