Catholic Primate Archbishop Eamon Martin. It is understood a decision may be made on Hibernia College around the end of June, although the bishops would make no further comment. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Graduates of teacher training college Hibernia face several more weeks of uncertainty over whether they have been approved by the Catholic Church to t(...)

Irish universities are losing international competitiveness by failing to invest in digital infrastructure, such as faster broadband and online education tools, according to a new study by academics. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish universities are losing international competitiveness by failing to invest in digital infrastructure, such as faster broadband and online educat(...)

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has joined up with GetThere.ie to create #votermotor to help all registered voters get home to vote this Friday. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Voters who are worried about making the journey to the polling station to vote in this Friday’s marriage referendum can put their minds at ease with t(...)

 Betty McLaughlin, school guidance counsellor at Coláiste Mhuire in Mullingar, Co Westmeath and PRO for the Institute of Guidance Counsellors, discusses third- level options with students. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Fee-paying secondary schools have been able to insulate themselves from the worst effects of cuts in guidance counselling services introduced three ye(...)

A meeting of university presidents and international policy experts at DCU heard that commercial rankings are at risk of skewing academic priorities.

University league tables are incentivising higher education institutions to chase international talent at the expense of local students from disadvant(...)

Dublin Institute of Technology remains unchanged at 94th in the index. Photograph: The Irish Times

There are contrasting fortunes for Ireland’s youngest universities in the latest higher education league table published Wednesday.DCU has risen from (...)

Trinity College Dublin: Led the way with five top 50 rankings in the QS World University Rankings by subject, mainly in humanities. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Irish universities have slipped down global rankings in recent years but they still hold their own against the world’s best in certain disciplines, ac(...)

Katie O’Brien (9) from Holy Family Senior School Swords came first in this year’s Sightsavers Junior Painter of the Year awards with her winning painting, I Want You to See Books Fly.

Katie O’Brien (9) from Holy Family Senior School Swords came first in this year’s Sightsavers Junior Painter of the Year awards with her winning paint(...)

Trinity College Dublin, along with UCD, were scored on 12 indicators, getting eight As and six As respectively. Photographer: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Higher education institutions in Ireland are performing well against their European counterparts in research output and developing links with industry(...)

Queen’s University Belfast. Northern Ireland’s  two universities, Queen’s and Ulster University, charge lower fees for Northern students than their British counterparts.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The seven universities in the Republic are set to introduce new admissions procedures that will make it easier for school-leavers from Northern Ire(...)