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Many young Irish teachers have emigrated to secure experience, permanent posts and better pay packages. Photo: iStock

The shortage of teachers has been making headlines recently with claims that many schools cannot find qualified teachers for their pupils. Teachers’ (...)

Prof Niall O’Donohoe: wise, resourceful  and  compassionate

Those who knew the late Prof Niall O’Donohoe in recent years will recall a softly spoken polymath, a kindly grandfather figure and an incorrigible rom(...)

A re-enactment of the Battle of Clontarf carried out in Dublin. File photograph:   Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Modern mathematical techniques – similar to those used to analyse social-networking websites – have shed new light on a centuries old debate about the(...)

The international statistic was 69, the number of US citizens killed on average in lawnmower accidents each year. Photogrpah: iStock

The numbers that best sum up 2017 are 69 and 0.1, said Britain’s Royal Statistical Society (RSS) as it launched its inaugural Statistics of the Year a(...)

A 3-year-old pony coughs three times while attending playgroup. The nursery teacher immediately calls Dr Brown Bear, who telephone triages and makes an urgent visit to the playgroup. In a green light car. With sirens.

Cartoon character Peppa Pig has been blamed for contributing to patients’ unrealistic expectations of what they can expect from their local doctor. A(...)

James Mahon reporting from Mosul in northern Iraq for CBS News.

The little black plastic wheels roll swiftly along the spotless white floor. You are on your phone because you live through it now, a link that can’t (...)

David Blunkett: ‘The mind-set is almost that cyberattacks are what happen to other people’

A career politician and former UK government home secretary with a recently bestowed peerage of Baron of Brightside and Hillsborough in the City of Sh(...)

Prof Phil Scraton:  ‘The word that was used was corralled and then we were penned. What do you corral? You corral animals. What do you pen? You pen animals. That was the mindset that underpinned crowd control at that time.’

Of course there are no winners in the long battle for justice for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. For their families, a successful conclu(...)

Liverpool scarves hang on a lamp post as St George’s Hall is lit up in red with a giant banner reading ‘Truth’ and ‘Justice’ in April 2016. Photograph: EPA

London Editor Chief Supt David Duckenfield, the police officer in charge during the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, faces 95 charges of manslaughter, an(...)

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron and his predecessor, Nick Clegg. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

The Liberal Democrats added three seats in the UK election, an improvement on their disastrous 2015 performance, but their 12-seat haul masked embarra(...)

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