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(...)

 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(...)

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When students who got college offers from the CAO this morning chose their Leaving Cert subjects and levels in early 2013, and made their final cou(...)

In 2014 there was a surge in applications for computer science degrees. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The question uppermost in the minds of most Leaving Cert students – and their parents – since the results came out on Wednesday is whether their resul(...)

Once you have got over the initial excitement of seeing your grades in print, your mind will turn to your points score if you have applied for a college place through the CAO process

In the early hours of this morning, some 700 school principals collected the results of this year’s Leaving Cert from their local post office. Over(...)

The number of students taking chemistry is up 4.2 per cent to 7,533, with an increase of 0.6 per cent in honours grades

The big success story of this year’s Leaving Cert is the growth in numbers taking higher-level Irish, and getting honours in it. Almost 20,000 stud(...)

If you opt to view an exam script, you must personally view the script: you cannot send someone to view it for you, although a parent or someone else you nominate may accompany you

If you have any quiestions about your Leaving Cert result you can get free, expert advice, in real time, from our career guidance panel at irishtim(...)

The scores recorded in the HPat assessment for medical school entry have fallen for the second year in a row. Photograph: Getty Images.

The scores recorded in the HPat assessment for medical school entry have fallen for the second year in a row. A student getting 194 marks (out (...)

The prospect of selecting a set of course choices that will set you on a career pathway can seem very daunting, if not impossible

What do you really want to study in college? This is the time to reassess your CAO options. The Leaving Certificate is now over or finishing up for th(...)