“Under legislation, universities have a remit to promote equality of opportunity, but it’s not being realised,” says Prof Kathleen Lynch

Pat O’Connor was the first woman to be appointed at full professorial level – of sociology and social policy – in the University of Limerick (U(...)

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Higher education has been crying out for performance indicators, but authorities in Ireland have been wary of the distorting effects of global rank(...)

Trinity College Dublin: has 4,776 postgrads, 1,924 students using online learning and 44 per cent of its staff are between 20 and 39. Photograph: Frank Miller

The performance of each of Ireland’s third-level institutions can be compared in unprecedented detail with the introduction of a new performance-prof(...)