Emily O’Reilly, European Ombudsman, at the launch of a new book,  Start Your Career Journey Here!, by Irish Times education analyst and career guidance expert Brian Mooney (left) last night. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

School-leavers should make themselves aware of options to study in Europe outside of the CAO system, European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has said.Speaki(...)

Class action: many of the skills required by employers are in science, technology, engineering or maths, so major capital investment is needed in labs in strategic locations, matching skills and local employment needs

The landscape for further education and training in Ireland is being transformed both by Government decisions and by how education is delivered in a d(...)

Eoin Kelleher from Rathfarnham celebrates receiving his final medicine results. Photograph: Julian Behal/Maxwells

The points for undergraduate medical entry have fallen dramatically this year across all five colleges. This follows the restructuring of the HPAT mar(...)

Leaving Cert students at Belvedere College, Dublin, about to sit an exam in June of this year. Photograph: Alan Betson.

As in 2013, the main focus of interest in the 2014 Leaving Cert results is in the fall-out from the new Project Maths curriculum and the response to t(...)

Now, the next step: once you have got over the initial excitement of seeing your grades in print, your mind will turn to your CAO points score

For the vast majority of the class of 2014, the results you have achieved in your Leaving Cert, which will be handed to you by your former school prin(...)

For parents who are both working, avoid the ultimate disaster of your child missing an exam by ensuring they are up and dressed before you leave the house.  Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire.

Whether your son or daughter fulfils their potential in their Junior or Leaving Cert depends on how they manage themselves through the exams and how t(...)

Exploring what’s available It can be difficult for students to navigate the array of courses on offer at graduate level. Dr Tara McMorrow and Dr (...)

Why consider a postgrad? International and local research shows higher levels of education increase your employability and your salary potential.(...)

To an employer you should offer creativity, logical thinking and an ability to undertake a complex task and successfully complete it using the range of skills developed during your undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

A decision to spend three to five years of your life studying full time at college requires a very high level of both personal and financial commitmen(...)

What determines whether you get a place on your dream course? All reputable colleges set minimum academic standards which students must meet before th(...)