A modern crusader

Although the focus has remained squarely on American presidents of late, our very own Mary Robinson is a key figure in the international crusade for human rights, writes Áine Ní Choisdealbha.

Breaking up is hard, but breaking up in public is worse

Click. “Pamela Hughes is now single.” There are few reasons to hate Facebook, but it making you cry is certainly reason enough. Status updates are not supposed to be painful.

First year science students guinea-pigs for semesterisation

Science modularisation has been a positive development, according to Prof. Peter Coxon

Head to Head: Students Unions

Do we need a students union?

The weird, worrying and wild world of online dating

As I was perusing the online edition of The Irish Times recently, I noticed that among the numerous other features provided, such as the regular print edition, cheap travel deals, and ancestry finding, there is a dating service. Now I apologise profusely for my lack of speed on the uptake, but I wasn’t aware that […]

“I will use my hulking great backside to shatter glass ceiling…”

A big tall glass of freshly squeezed opinion.

Head to Head: Abortion

It is time to become passionate about learning again

anderson of Oundle is the embodiment of all my romantic notions of what education should be. A famous schoolmaster of Oundle school, in Northamptonshire in England, from 1892 until the time of his death in 1922, he wanted his students to reach their potential by themselves.

Got the itch to hitch?

Hitch-hiking should be revived before it becomes a lost art, writes Iain Mac Eochagáin

Smart kids need funding too

Neglect of education under recent budget goes farther than registration fee hike, writes Áine Ní Choisdealbha


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