New figures  show there is a drop of 2 per cent in the number of mature applicants (those over 23) through the CAO. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A new tax relief should be introduced for part-time students as an equity measure and to help reverse the fall in postgraduate enrolments in higher (...)

The Minister for Education has named six new appointees to the board of NCAD, including Niamh Brennan, academic director of the UCD Centre for Corporate Governance. Photograph: The Irish Times

A new board has been announced for the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) aimed at strengthening its governance and financial controls after re(...)

The initial 2015 application statistics for those seeking college places through the CAO are published today. The experience of many students shows that changes are needed to the current applications system. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The initial 2015 application statistics for those seeking college places through the CAO are published today. Reflecting the growing number presenting(...)

Demand for science courses has grown. Science at TCD rose by 5 points to 515, which compares to a final points requirement of 455 in 2010. Science at DCU rose 10 points to 460, a 23 per cent rise over five years, while at DIT points for science rose 30 points to 435. Photograph: Getty

Demand for science and technology courses has grown considerably this year in a sign that Government and industry efforts to attract school leavers to(...)

Only 43 of the 900-plus higher degree (level 8) courses listed on the CAO offered 100 or more places last year

Entry requirements for engineering, science, business, law and architecture saw the biggest increases this year. But CAO points released today also r(...)

 The University College Dublin campus at Belfield.

Only three of the eight candidates to be interviewed for next president of UCD are internal applicants, setting up the possibi(...)