The State’s new Land Development Agency risks engaging in speculative development and the privatisation of public assets, an Oireachtas committee will be told today. Photograph: iStock.

The State’s new Land Development Agency risks engaging in “speculative development” and the “privatisation of public assets”, an Oireachtas committee (...)

Philip Nolan, president of Maynooth University, says the new InSPIREurope alliances aims to support scholars who are at risk due to discrimination, persecution or violence.

A new European initiative to support hundreds of academics whose lives or careers are at risk due to discrimination, persecution or violence is to be (...)

Ganaa Devee, a surfer from Mongolia, watches the waves at Lahinch in Co Clare on Friday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, “the best weather-modelling service in the world”, as far back as last Friday week flagged the(...)

Green Party MEP Grace O’Sullivan said the report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms irreversible damage is already being done to marine environments and ice sheets.

Ireland may escape the devastation of increased superstorms and tsunamis predicted to occur due to increased global warming, but it faces major sea le(...)

Jim Miley, director general of the Irish Universities Association:  ‘The funding problem will get considerably worse unless there’s a significant step-up in investment.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish universities have warned an Oireachtas committee that financial problems facing the third level sector will get “considerably worse” unless ther(...)

Alannah Bradley; Lorna Barron; Denise Dowds and Marie Barr, Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Co Donegal. Photograph : Julian Behal

Twenty “inspirational” teachers from across Ireland have been shortlisted for a new initiative aimed at recognising the contribution of the teaching p(...)

Morning Sun by American artist Edward Hopper.

I’m sitting in the window of This Must be the Place waiting for my veggie breakfast on a sun-drenched summer’s morning. It is chaos here in the wild (...)

Trinity College Dublin has dropped 40 places in university rankings. Photograph: thinkstock

Trinity College Dublin has tumbled down in the latest set of world university rankings, sparking calls for urgent Government funding to reverse a deca(...)

It is estimated that only 1 per cent of primary and 2 per cent of secondary teachers come from minority ethnic backgrounds. Photograph: iStock

When Dr Rory McDaid, a teacher and academic, began researching the experiences of children from migrant backgrounds, one question kept rearing its hea(...)

Rob Grant attends a classroom philosophy workshop: ‘We are all philosophers; we are just out of practice.’ Photograph: Future Visions

Typical! You wait for one radio or TV production on philosophy in schools, and then two come along together. As pupils traipse back to class for the n(...)

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