‘One area I would emphasise is the rent a room idea,’ Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Tax incentives are not the panacea for solving the student housing crisis, Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said ahead of the autumn scramble(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan said the changes are aimed to offer viable alternatives to third level education. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A major overhaul of state-sponsored apprenticeships has been unveiled, aimed at providing school-leavers with a “viable, legitimate, positive alternat(...)

Life choices: The Apprenticeship Council has identified more than 80 possible new apprenticeships. Photograph: Getty Images

School-leavers will be able to do apprenticeships in new areas such as financial services, the travel industry and cheffing under an expansion of the (...)

Louise  O’Keeffe and other abuse survivors have strongly criticised the scope of the compensation scheme, accusing the state of failing to accept its legal responsibility. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

The State Claims Agency has identified 210 cases of alleged child sexual abuse in schools, which are eligible for compensation under a Department of E(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said the leadership of both institutions have put forward an ambitious vision for a new type of institution. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The southeast could qualify for a Technological University within three years but only if “mutual trust” is rebuilt between merging institutions, a re(...)

Ministers Michael Noonan and Alex White prior to the final Cabinet meeting at Lissadell House, Sligo before the summer recess. Photograph: The Irish Times

As the Cabinet met in the serene setting of Lissadell House in Sligo on Wednesday for the last time before the summer recess, an oft-repeated quote ca(...)

USI president Kevin Donoghue met Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan (above) last week to discuss the housing shortage facing students, and said “our conversations have been productive and there is an appetite to do something about it”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times.

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan is being urged to act on recommendations from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to tackle the student accommo(...)

University College Cork: President Michael Murphy has proposed a zero VAT rate on the construction of student accommodation

Plans to give developers incentives to build more student housing are under consideration by the Government as official figures show more than 25,000 (...)

UCC’s student centre: the university is to boost its international student cohort from 14 per cent to 20 per cent. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The scramble for student accommodation is expected to be worse than ever this September, and an analysis completed by the Higher Education Authority ((...)

End of school day  .... parent and  child at   Bracken Educate Together at Sunshine House in Balbriggan. Photograph: Kate Geraghty, Irish Times

There has been much discussion in this newspaper lately about primary school admission policies and the availability of school places in Ireland. E(...)