File image of Conor Cruise O’Brien. In the Labour Party his views on the North caused huge dissension, but with the support of Brendan Corish he swung the party behind his policies.

Conor Cruise O’Brien, the centenary of whose birth occurs on November 3rd, was one of the most influential and courageous public figures to emerge in(...)

The October bank holiday weekend is one of the busiest for events, as a rake of festivals make a last-minute pitch for your entertainment pocket. Both(...)

Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany.

One of the foremost historians on the first World War war has compared US President Donald Trump to Kaiser Wilhelm II. Professor Margaret MacMillan,(...)

‘In my old job I would have to guide frantic students through the steps of either keeping a baby, putting a baby up for adoption or, if needs be, organising a clandestine, secret trip to England for a termination.’ Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

I was heavily pregnant in Bordeaux when the marriage equality referendum was held in 2015, and was not permitted to travel home to vote. But I remembe(...)

Rob Pinnington, a member of the British Spartathlon team in The Road to Sparta

Next weekend the world will come to Ireland for the admirable torture that is the Dublin marathon. There are few activities more gruelling for the e(...)

David Dilger, who has been appointed as the new nonexecutive chairman of Irish bookseller Eason. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish books and stationery retailer Eason has chosen former Greencore chief executive David Dilger to be its new nonexecutive chairman from November 1(...)

Colleges and universities are increasingly shifting their focus towards “lifelong learning”, identified as a key growth area in education over the coming years. Photo: iStock

Donal Denham attends lectures but doesn’t worry about grades or cramming for finals. He’s not trying to earn a new degree or retrain for a new career.(...)

The importance of identifying emotional disorders in mothers-to-be is a key aim of the Government’s National Maternity Strategy, which will run for the next 10 years

It doesn’t seem like a question you’d expect on your first visit to the maternity hospital: “How’s your mental health?” At that early stage, it’s more(...)

The agreement includes compensation of an undisclosed sum.

One of five female academics who initiated action against NUI Galway over lack of promotion has reached an agreement after an initial Labour Court hea(...)

 Mick Jones (left), Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon of punk  band The Clash performing in about 1980. File photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

‘This was a baptism of fire.” Paul Tipping is remembering his time as the entertainments officer of the students union in Trinity College Dublin in 1(...)

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