Learning, ideally, is its own reward. In practice, though, the education young people gain in secondary school is translated annually into a numerical(...)

Tomorrow morning, the Central Applications Office (CAO) will offer close to 9,000 degree course programmes to over 7,300 applicants. Pictured the UCD Belfield Campus. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tomorrow morning, the Central Applications Office (CAO) will offer close to 9,000 degree course programmes to over 7,300 applicants, who are seeking t(...)

Students undertaking the Leaving Certificate Examinations on the first day of the 2011 state exams. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Demand for courses in agriculture, engineering and architecture have risen shaprly, latest figures in third-level education show, indicating re(...)

Virtually all applications to the Central Applications Office (CAO) for a first year undergraduate place in an Irish third-level higher education i(...)

Students have until 5.15pm on Monday, August 26th to respond to the first round offers.

Online student acceptances for places on higher education courses came flooding into the Central Applications Office yesterday, with thousands more e(...)

Courses across the board and across institutions have seen points rises, with roughly 60 per cent of programmes seeing points rises at UCD and UL

Changing student demand and the maths bonus points have combined to drive up the points needed to get into higher education. Courses across the board (...)

The University College Dublin campus at Belfield. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The long wait is almost over for tens of thousands of students hoping to gain a place in higher education. The first round of offers from the Central (...)

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Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn is attempting to improve the quality of teaching and learning in our secondary schools through a series of (...)