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 (...)

Higher Education Authority chief executive Tom Boland said Ireland cannot take its talent pool for granted. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The number of students enrolling for PhD and other doctoral programmes has dropped by 9 per cent in the past five years, new figures show, prompting c(...)

‘Gender inequality, like all discrimination, damages all of us” - Tom Boland (above), chief executive, Higher Education Authority. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Higher Education Authority is to appoint a panel of Irish and international experts to review gender equality in Ireland’s third-level institution(...)

HEA boss Tom Boland: started with a few well-timed jabs

Higher Education Authority boss Tom Boland stepped into the ring of JM Synge Theatre in Trinity College Dublin recently for a bout with academics o(...)

Tom Boland, chief executive of the  Higher Education Authority,  said some universities were  “lamentably slow, even contradictory” in reducing number of courses.

Several universities are blocking attempts by Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan to reduce the number of entry courses in a bid to simplify the th(...)