Naoise Hennessy, a 16-year old student from Craanford, near Gorey, has been chosen overall winner of this year’s 65th Texaco Children’s Art Competition, taking first prize in the senior 16-18 years age category. Photograph: Mac Innes Photography

In a house with three football mad older brothers, getting a chance to paint or colour gives six-year-old Fallon Murphy a rare quiet moment in her Kil(...)

Daniel Macdonald’s’ Returning From Cork Fair

Along with iBangles, Fitbits and USB earrings, the latest craze from the world of gadget jewellery are smart rings that tell the time and monitor hear(...)

Bríd Torrades at Osta@W8, a restaurant, coffee shop and bakery at a new holiday village, W8, in Mahorhamilton, Co Leitrim.

Bríd Torrades, who runs Ósta Café and Wine Bar in Sligo town has taken on the running of a food venue that will include a restaurant, coffee shop and (...)

Kerry fashion designer Don O’Neill working in his studio in New York

Few people come to New York to disappear, not least those in fashion. Whether you’re attending the opening of a Broadway play or standing tall in the (...)

 Rónán Mullen is one of the senators elected by NUI gradutes. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A cross section of the Irish electorate – more than half a million people – only semi exercises its franchise. Many university graduates are ignoring,(...)

A building commissioned by the city of Dessau and designed by the founder of the Bauhaus, Walter Gropius.

One hundred years ago, this year, an art and design school opened in Germany. It would remain in operation for just 14 years, under three different di(...)

Last year, some 2,971 students availed of exemptions from Irish for entry to the NUI, an 8 per cent increase in just three years. Photograph: Alan Betson

The National University of Ireland – which includes UCD, UCC and NUI Galway – is to maintain its requirement that students applying to its colleges mu(...)

Language requirements for entry to third level vary, but exemptions are available. Photograph: iStock

My son is exempted from Irish and on the advice of his school did not study any other language other than English. He is now finalising his CAO course(...)

 Síofra Caherty, Fiona O’Doherty Mindy O’Brien, Flossie Donelly, Una Hand, Padraic Fogarty, and Kate Ruddock. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The grassroots uprising is underway and people of all ages are calling for great urgency on climate action. A lack of political action in Ireland has (...)

A review of teacher education reforms commissioned by the Higher Education Authority notes that primary teaching applicants were drawn from the top 12.5 per cent of Leaving Cert students in 2011. Photograph: iStock

The academic calibre of trainee teachers has dipped at a time of controversy over two-tier pay rates and falling numbers of applications to the profes(...)

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