Beach in Sandycove, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

What’s so good about it? It’s not just sea swimmers flocking to the Forty Foot who are enchanted by Sandycove. Positioned between Dalkey and Glasthu(...)

 Ms Bailey, who  lost her position as chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Housing in the controversy over a personal injuries claim against a Dublin hotel, is one of three Fine Gael candidates for Dún Laoghaire at the next election. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have both defended Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey after some local activists in her Dún Laoghaire constit(...)

Hundreds of people have attended the funeral in Dublin of an Irish man Joseph Tuohy. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Joseph Tuohy was “forgotten in life and remembered in death”, mourners heard at the funeral of the man who died alone at the age of 83 in London last (...)

Minister of State with responsibility for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor said  “some students are suffering serious harm. Some are dying and lives are shattered.” File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The details of a new task force to deal with drug and substance abuse within higher education institutions have been unveiled by Minister of State Mar(...)

The number of upgraded college offers is up by almost 140%  this year due to the large volume of students appealing their results. Photograph: Getty Images

Government Ministers have intervened to pressurise universities into providing college places for dozens of students who were told in recent days that(...)

Some 60 per cent of children were signed up to social media sites, including 48 per cent of eight-year-olds and 68 per cent of 11-year-olds. Photograph: iStock

More than one in 10 children aged eight to 13 are spending the equivalent of 61 days a year online, new figures show. A survey by CyberSafeIreland, a(...)

 Pictured at the launch of the USI mental health study was Ruairi Weiner from Maynooth University, Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor, USI president Lorna Fitzpatrick, Lillian Searson from Institute of Art, Design and Technology and Sorcha Murphy from Dublin City University. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

A leading psychiatrist has warned against drawing definitive conclusions from a survey of students in which a third of respondents said they had a for(...)

University of Limerick president Dr Des Fitzgerald with Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor at today’s conferring. Photograph: Sean Curtin/True Media

A “malevolent concoction” of technology, intolerance and populism is poisoning debate and emboldening dark and destructive forces, president of the Un(...)

Owners of purpose-built student accommodation have been accused of hiking prices ahead of new caps on rent increases coming into force next week. Image: iStock.

Owners of purpose-built student accommodation have been accused of hiking prices ahead of new caps on rent increases coming into force next week. Unt(...)

EnglishLanguage school pic

Teachers working in commercial English language schools are poorly paid, on precarious contracts and employed in a sector where low morale is commonpl(...)

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