Experts say points increases are likely this year in range of high-demand courses, particularly in growth sectors such as science, technology and business

The numbers of people applying to study at third level is set to reach a record high this year based on the volume of individuals who have registered (...)

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

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 (...)

Change to Trinity College’s admissions procedure should allow students to specialise later in their studies. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Trinity College Dublin is planning a major overhaul of its college admissions procedures to allow students entering the university to specialise la(...)

Almost 40,000 students have accepted places in college after the first round of offers, the Central Applications Office (CAO) has said. Yesterday was(...)

At Trinity College Dublin, engineering is up 25 points to 495, although not all applicants will get in on that score, while engineering with management is up 45 to 505. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty

The number of degree courses requiring 500 points or more has jumped by more than 25 per cent in this year’s Central Applications Office (CAO) listi(...)

For those of you who get their first choice course on their level 8 list, the choice is simple – just click on the accept button on the screen and print your acceptance notice. Photograph: Getty Images

On Monday at 6am about 80 per cent of those seeking a college place based on their Leaving Cert results will getting an online offer through the CAO i(...)

 Mia Colleran and Shona Ni Aodhagain celebrate getting their Leaving Certificate results at Coláiste Íosagáin, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Welfare officers at universities and colleges around the country are calling for a “long-term solution” to the lack of student housing options and rap(...)

Molly McGrath from Blackrock Co Dublin, is congratulated by her mother Sinead on getting her Leaving Certificate results, at Coláiste Íosagáin , Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Leaving Certificate students in Dublin’s Coláiste Eoin and Coláiste Íosagáin were celebrating as they collected their results this morning. Almost 58(...)

Maria Westwood, Leixlip, Dairine O’Rourke, Celbridge and Nicole Flynn from Leixlip at Coláiste Chiaráin, Leixlip. Photograph: Collins

The Minister for Education has not ruled out reviewing the recently introduced bonus for honours Leaving Certificate maths in light of the further ris(...)