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In 2002 I graduated from UCD with a bachelor-of-arts degree. In hindsight it was a relative doddle: there was no continuous assessment and not a huge(...)

Maynooth University ranked the best of the Irish universities (68th place) in the “Times Higher Education” 150 under 50, which ranks colleges that have been established in the past half century

Carl O’Brien Three Irish universities have ranked in the top 150 best “young universities” league table. The Times Higher Education “150 under 50” r(...)

Lead analyst Dr Mark Maguire said the researchers had “no intention of alarming anyone” and that such attacks remained “extremely rare”. Photograph: The Irish Times

People’s behaviour during the first 10 minutes of so-called “marauding” terrorist attacks, such as the one in which 130 people died in Paris, is to be(...)

Numbers at Maynooth university have jumped from just under 9,000 in 2008 to more than 11,000 this year. Yet employment restrictions mean staffing numbers have fallen in recent years.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

When Philip Nolan combed through the latest college application figures for Maynooth university on Wednesday morning, he felt conflicted. The univer(...)

This morning CAO application numbers give us a first glimpse of what may lie in store for this year’s college hopefuls.

This morning CAO application numbers give us a first glimpse of what may lie in store for this year’s college hopefuls. The simple answer is an incre(...)

The Central Applications Office (CAO) is a not-for-profit company established by the higher education institutions in the Republic of Ireland. The co(...)

The number of students per lecturer has increased hugely, explaining your son’s experience in college

PROBLEM: My son is finding the demands of third level difficult. The lack of one-to-one support, through tutorials or opportunities to talk to seni(...)

HP Ireland’s Martin Murphy: noted the need for regional balance

UCD has launched a Business Alumni Investment Index, having surveyed more than 60,000 graduates on Ireland’s investment prospects. The bottom line – a(...)

The CAO points system is changing to try to take some of the heat out of the points race. By reducing the number of grading bands from 14 to eight, students may feel less inclined to chase marginal gains in the Leaving Cert.

Why are the points changing? It is trying to take some of the heat out of the points race. By reducing the number of grading bands from 14 to eight, s(...)

A new Central Applications Office (CAO) points scale for students entering third-level education aimed at taking some of the pressure off the Leaving Cert year has been published.

A new Central Applications Office (CAO) points scale for students entering third-level education aimed at taking some of the pressure off the Leaving (...)