Waterford Institute of Technology told it will not achieve standalone university status unless it resumes talks with IT Carlow on a planned merger. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Education says institute must first resume talks with IT Carlow on planned merger

The Dictionary of Irish Biography is made up of 9,700 biographies written by over 700 contributors spanning 2,000 years of Irish History. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Primary teachers complain of ‘digital apartheid’ and sub-standard broadband in schools

A conference held by 
the non-profit group
EIL Intercultural Learning in Dublin yesterday discussed how Ireland can reverse its underperformance in 
languages.  Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Modern Languages in Primary School Initiative closed due to concern about ‘curriculum overload’

Waterford Institute of Technology. Photograph: David Sleator

Institute management to explain reasons to Minister in meeting

View of the quays in Waterford city. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

City has been campaigning for a university for 20 years

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan met teachers’ unions today to discuss the Junior Cert reforms. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Former teaching college president to chair talks after teacher unions agree to mediation

Trinity College Dublin has put on hold its controversial “identity initiative”, which would have seen the institution rebranded as “Trinity College, the University of Dublin”

College plans to invest in series of projects, including a new business school

Architects’ illustration of planned new TCD School of Business, backing onto Pearse Street

Pearse Street ‘is becoming Trinity’s street in the city’, says provost

Trinity College Dublin

Strategic plan says TCD must strike a balance between innovation and Trinity’s heritage

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