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By next Saturday, the State’s third Covid lockdown will have lasted longer than the first two combined. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

By next Saturday, April 3rd, the Republic’s third Covid-19 lockdown will have lasted longer than the first two combined, and yet the virus is still ci(...)

‘This is the most serious threat Trinity has faced to its autonomy in many decades because it strikes at the heart of who we are and everything we want to achieve as a university.’ Photograph: iStock

Universities are concerned that sweeping Government reforms aimed at strengthening the accountability of higher education institutions will restrict t(...)

Tiananmen, Gate of Heavenly Peace, Beijing.

Irish universities have been forging closer links with China over recent years as they try to boost their private income against a backdrop of declini(...)

Ata Khattab: has been denied access to his legal team for prolonged periods. Photograph: Akram Khan Company

When Palestinian dancer Ata Khattab concluded his solo piece on a Galway stage in 2017, the audience jumped to their feet and offered roars of approva(...)

The Research on Use of the Irish Language on Radio report looks at opportunities and obstacles faced by the languages in broadcasting. Photograph: Getty

Radio stations operating in Ireland need greater support with Irish language broadcasting, according to the author of a new report into the sector. T(...)

The Gardiner brothers were born in the US but now both live in Galway

Irish dancing may not instantly spring to mind when one thinks of the word “influencer”, but two American-born, Galway-based brothers look set to chan(...)

Daniel Ennis left US tobacco giant Philip Morris after 15 years to set up a think tank in 1994. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

The National University of Ireland (NUI) senate awarded a higher doctorate to a US-based academic despite concerns over his past tobacco industry link(...)

Padraig Maher, Marie Therese Maher and Barry McCann of Nua Surgical. Photograph: Philip Magowan / PressEye

About 29 million babies are delivered by Caesarean section (C-section) every year, making it the most frequently performed major surgery in the world.(...)

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman has asked the special rapporteur on child protection to consider the complexities and ethical issues that have now arisen and to propose an appropriate course of action. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A review into the prevalence of illegal adoptions in Ireland has found that up to 20,000 files could potentially relate to irregular birth registratio(...)

Teachers’ estimations  produced a set of grades that in the subjects assessed at Higher Level were on average 15 per cent higher than the exam grades achieved by pupils in each of the three years immediately before 2020.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fighting Covid-19 has forced many previously unthinkable changes to life as we knew it. In doing so, it has done one significant service by exposing s(...)

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