The creation of a technological university in Dublin under the TU4Dublin bid, involving the three institutions, is due to cost €23.8 million over three years. Photograph: Getty Images

Over €3 million has been spent so far on developing Technological Universities in Dublin, Munster and the south-east, with most of the money going on (...)

Potential deal would likely boost earnings on average by between €800 and €1,000 per year. Photograph: Getty Images

Talks were continuing on Tuesday night between Government representatives and trade unions on a draft agreement which public service staff would have (...)

The quality of education being provided at pre-schools will be assessed for the first time after the summer under a new inspection regime

The quality of education being provided at pre-schools will be assessed for the first time after the summer under a new inspection regime. The Departm(...)

Dr Anne Moore of UCC’s School of Pharmacy

Communication is, arguably, the biggest problem facing science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem). It’s not always easy to grasp the complex(...)

Extra resource teacher posts are a response to growth in the student population, increased diagnosis of complex needs and a recent decision  to extend resource hours to children with Down Syndrome.

Almost 240 extra resource teacher posts are being allocated to primary and secondary schools next year to cater for children with special educational (...)

These activities reflect a climate of collaboration and co-operation between Ireland’s cultural and educational agencies

Exposure to, and participation in, the arts help to cultivate creativity, artistic appreciation, imaginative exploration, experimental initiative a(...)

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Condoms don’t work, says one school textbook. Students sit through graphic and detailed anti-abortion talks from Life Pregnancy Care and other anti(...)

 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(...)

The most common minimum standard among all employer organisations was to have at least a 2.1 degree.  Some 69 per cent of indigenous firms and 71 per cent of foreign firms had this requirement. File photograph: Reuters

Some 70 per cent of employers expect at least a 2.1 degree from job applicants, a major new survey shows.The study, published on Wednesday by the Depa(...)

“Something about typing leads to mindless processing. And something about ink and paper prompts students to go beyond recording new information, to process and reframe it.”

The “chalk and talk” approach to education in Irish schools and colleges has long since disappeared. In any arena of learning you are greeted now by b(...)