ASTI members protesting earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Members of the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI) are to vote on whether to accept the compromise junior cycle reform plan without a (...)

 Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Third-level student grants will be available to asylum seekers for the first time from next month under changes announced by Minister for Education Ja(...)

  TUI president Gerry Quinn (centre left) protesting in Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The executive committee of one of the two unions representing secondary school teachers has recommended acceptance of revised plans to reform the juni(...)

Waterford Institute Of Technology president Prof Willie Donnelly said the institute is fully committed to providing leadership in the delivery of the new university. Photograph: Patrick Browne/WIT

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has agreed to reopen talks with IT Carlow on a possible merger to get the bid for a technological university i(...)

A new Educate Together school had been due to open in September  in this derelict premises in Castlebar, which was surrendered by the Catholic Church under the ‘divestment of patronage’ process.  Photograph: Keith Heneghan / Phocus

Thousands of pupils are starting school around the country this (Thursday) morning but one building that remains firmly closed is a planned new Educat(...)

The bureaucracy and unnecessary delay involved in waiving college fees for those asylum seeker students who qualify for entry to third level education(...)

A student receives their Leaving Cert results. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Higher Education Authority has said it will “look sympathetically” on funding college places for asylum seekers this year. However, it will “ne(...)

Principals of 10 Educate Together schools have called for the admissions policy of a planned new school  to be changed.  Photograph: Stephen Shepherd/The Image Bank/Getty Images

The principals of 10 Educate Together national schools in south Dublin have written to Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan calling for the admission(...)

The Department of Education should adopt a uniform approach to its admission policy for denominational and other national schools. The current practic(...)

Choice reading: Robert F Kennedy – author of Thirteen Days, chosen by Micheál Martin – in the Oval Office with his brother President John F Kennedy in 1962, the year of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Photograph: Art Rickerby/Life/Getty

In August 2008 David Cameron handed out a list of recommended reading to his fellow Conservative Party MPs before the House of Commons recesssed for i(...)