The most common minimum standard among all employer organisations was to have at least a 2.1 degree.  Some 69 per cent of indigenous firms and 71 per cent of foreign firms had this requirement. File photograph: Reuters

Some 70 per cent of employers expect at least a 2.1 degree from job applicants, a major new survey shows.The study, published on Wednesday by the Depa(...)

Minister of State for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English. Mr English has praised this year’s recipients of  the Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme, who are to share €6 million in funding between them. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A group of 80 young researchers have received an important boost, with the announcement that they are to share funding worth €6 million to help them (...)

A Galway second-level student, with dyslexia and a language exemption, is prevented from sitting six subjects in the Leaving Certificate, Independen(...)

Michael Fitzmaurice: “Statistics I received in the past week indicate 8 per cent of people who work in the public service are in receipt of family income supplement’’

Teachers are among those who can no longer afford third-level education for their children, Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice has told the Dáil.He s(...)

Independent Senator David Norris put his face on the front of 2,000 Christmas cards.

Nine ministers were among the 47 Oireachtas members who used the Leinster House printing service to produce personalised Christmas cards, documents re(...)

Fast-track to IT (Fit), along with further education and training authority Solas and the education and training boards, is to pilot a new ICT assoc(...)

Minister of State for Innovation Damien English

Minister of State for Innovation Damien English is urging companies to attend Enterprise Ireland’s innovation showcase on Tuesday in the Convention C(...)

Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English. “Science Week is an opportunity to envisage what else is possible. Don’t miss out on the unique opportunities that Science Week presents.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The 19th annual National Science Week, involving more than 800 events and 250,000 participants, will take place from 9th to 16th November this year. C(...)

Dara Calleary: the legislation is “being stretched to include matters linked to media mergers”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fianna Fáil has described as “very odd and slightly suspicious” the inclusion of media merger-related issues in legislation to deal with patents.“I a(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: “I would like to thank the teachers who worked diligently with their students over the three-year cycle.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Junior Cert results out today indicate that performance in science and mathematics continues to improve, reflecting similar progress in the senior cy(...)