A Government plan to be published on Wednesday aims to increase the number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds at third level.

A new Government plan published on Wednesday aims to increase the number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds at third level by 1,500 over the n(...)

Former president Kieran Byrne, who left WIT (above) in 2011, is understood to have rejected  allegations on spending, which are the subject of legal proceedings. File photograph: Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times

Waterford Institute of Technology has sought repayment of more than  €100,000 in spending on travel and hospitality and other items incurred(...)

Letterkenny IT: The highest proportion of new entrants in receipt of a grant is at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.

New figures on third level entrants shows a strong differences in income across different third level institutions. A study by the Higher Education Au(...)

We all live under the long shadow of T.K. Whitaker. Photograph: The Irish Times

One of the consequences of being a small country is that in many areas we have the same fixed running costs as a large one. Having a National Opera Ho(...)

The University of Limerick (above) has  strongly denied the allegations regarding expenses claims and  said it welcomed the announcement of an  investigator being appointed. File photograph: Press 22

An external investigator is being appointed by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to examine allegations of irregular expenses claims at the Univers(...)

The University of Limerick issued High Court proceedings against the Limerick Leader after it published details of allegations of financial mismanagement.

The chief executive of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) Tom Boland is to travel to Limerick on Tuesday to meet a “whistleblower” who has made alle(...)

The gap between Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and University College Dublin (UCD) has narrowed to just 16 places in the latest Times Higher Educatio(...)

The conference heard that funding “cuts were having most impact on those who are least equipped to deal with the fallout”. Photograph: Getty Images

Employers need to share the cost of running the higher education system in return from the benefits they get from Irish graduates, the chairman of Ins(...)

Niamh Donnelly from  Leopardstown is congratulated by her mother Marion Donnelly on getting her Leaving Certificate results at Coláiste Íosagáin, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Students seeking to enter third level education should do the course they have the capacity for and not one solely dicated by the CAO points they achi(...)

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn: to chair national review of gender equality in higher education sector. Photograph: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images.

Former European commissioner and Fianna Fáil minister Máire Geoghegan-Quinn is to chair a national review of gender equality in higher education. Ms (...)