‘We support each other in life’:  Brian Whiteside (left) and Brian Mooney. Photograph: Eric Luke

Brian Whiteside has been director of ceremonies for the Humanist Association of Ireland since 2002, when he ‘sold out of business’ and retired earl(...)

All international and local research shows higher levels of education increase your employability as well as your salary

Young people throughout the EU are the biggest cohort of victims of the current economic crisis. Their rate of unemployment ranges from mid-20 per cen(...)

UCD Open Day: Deciding what you want to do with the rest of your life at 18 is a totally false dilemma. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Not having a clue what you want to do after the Leaving Cert is not unusual. Deciding what you want to do with the rest of your life at 18 is a totall(...)

  Some 77,977 people applied for a place in one of Ireland’s 45 third level institutions in 2014. Photograph: Eric Luke

The total number of registered first year undergraduate entrants to Irish universities and institutes of technology at the end of the offer season in (...)

Open day at DIT’s Grangegorman campus
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 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(...)