Prof Andrew Deeks, UCD’s first external head since Cardinal John Henry Newman: “I don’t think the core role of the university is being chipped away.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

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 UCD President Prof Andrew Deeks: “From my observation, coming from Australia and the UK, Ireland has the worst of both worlds in the sense that we get the smallest amount of money per student compared to Australia and the UK, but the student has to pay the biggest amount up front. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Prof Andrew Deeks calls for new model for ‘underfunded’ third-level sector

Trinity College Dublin is revising its admissions policy to make it easier for Northern Ireland students to gain entry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Recent decline in numbers from North linked to requirement to have four A-levels

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Ruairi Quinn: it’s to Quinn’s credit that he has developed a strategic alliance with Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin that his successor can build upon

Next Minister can build on successes but gets a ‘hospital pass’ on third level fees

Breda O’Brien of the Iona Institute said the report appeared to strike the right balance between making denominational schools more genuinely inclusive while also respecting the ethos and identity of those schools. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Bishops welcome Department’s rejection of ‘one-size-fits-all’ model

Outgoing Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Junior Cycle, special educational needs, and third-level funding top next education minister’s in-tray

Education stakeholders have acknowledged Ruairi Quinn’s reforming zeal as Minister for Education, although with mixed sentiment. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

ASTI says it was ‘unfortunate’ his ministry came at time of financial crisis

The report on pluralism in schools s drawn up by the Department of Education

Department of Education says change of school patronage ‘has not been as rapid as envisaged’

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