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PROBLEM: My daughter has just started sixth year, so she is facing in to her Leaving Cert. She’s a bright girl with good ability but seems to be fl(...)

A number of faculties now want to drop the test which medicial school applicants take.

Q My son would like to study medicine, and is likely to do well in his Leaving Cert, but the Hpat is an unknown quantity for us. I know there has been(...)

Ministerial action: Richard Bruton claimed the Action Plan for Jobs could help create 25,000 jobs in the southeast over the next five years. Photograph: Sara Freund

The Government’s further education and training strategy was devised at the height of the economic crisis in 2012, to upskill the labour force and so (...)

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QUESTION: My son has just started secondary school. I initially put his name down in five schools near us. Unfortunately he was number 146 on the w(...)

Ellen Kelly opens her Leaving Cert results accompanied by her father, Edward Kelly, and dog, Jessie, at Loreto College on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The second round offers bring little joy for those hoping for substantial points reductions across the board. After points rose steeply in round one,(...)

Dublin Business School

Today marks the end of the CAO offer season for the vast majority of students, although several dozen places will be offered weekly over the coming(...)

Transport services for wheelchair users are in huge demand so you need to contact them well in advance of the start of term

There are almost 10,000 students with disabilities in higher education, studying across a wide range of areas. It’s now a well-trodden path, so if you(...)

 The Union of Students in Ireland in conjunction with the Private Residential Tenancies Board have launched the Student Finance and Accommodation Guide. Photograph: Iain White

Securing a place in college is just the first hurdle for many students. The next one is making sure you can meet the costs of your education for the d(...)

The vast majority of further education courses offer progression back into a CAO course through reserved places. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Further education has some excellent options for Leaving Cert students who haven’t yet got a CAO offer. All further education (FE) colleges are still(...)

Any existing CAO applicant who has yet to get an offer they want can place an advertised Available Place in any slot on their application record. The CAO will accept new applications from any person interested in courses, but only in courses on this list. Photograph: Reuters

There has been a huge acceptance rate among CAO applicants for places offered so far. The CAO has received up to 30,000 acceptances on level 8 honours(...)