Job satisfaction among secondary school teachers has dropped sharply in the past five years, with administrative work and school evaluations am(...)

Trinity College Dublin: senior research academics met at the university to discuss  the inherent danger in bringing in too many international students in light of the current fiscal regime.  Photograph: Frank Miller

A consultant’s report released last week declared that third-level institutions needed to take a “more commercial approach” if they are to surv(...)

The Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) gives a valuable snapshot on how Ireland’s students measure up against those in 44 ot(...)

Singer songwriter Gavin James, (2nd from right) with students from left; Liam Neeson, Colaiste Oiriall, Monaghan, Lia Grogan, Presentation Thurles and Jason Moore, St. Kevins CC, Clondalkin, Dublin at the launch of Safer Internet Day 2014 in Dublin. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The US authorities last month arrested 14 men accused of operating an online child pornography network featuring images obtained from children (...)

Discrimination will result in a significant “under-representation” of children of migrants in third-level institutions, the authors of the study warned.

Researchers at NUI Galway (NUIG) have identified an emerging “achievement” gap between Irish and “new Irish” secondary school students which th(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn said the new schools will open in Ballysokerry, Ballina, Co Mayo; Tramore, Co Waterford; Trim, Co Meath; and Malahide, Co Dublin.

The slow process of providing choice in the patronage in some of Ireland’s 3,200 primary schools has nudged forward with the announcement that four(...)

Why consider a postgrad? International and local research shows higher levels of education increase your employability and your salary potential.(...)

‘Gay”, “faggot” and “queer” are regularly used as terms of abuse in schools. Is this about to change, and will it really make a difference to y(...)

Union presidents Sally Maguire (above) of the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland and Gerard Craughwell of the Teachers Union of Ireland will lead the national lunchtime protests from Newpark Comprehensive School in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

With nationwide demonstrations today, teachers’ unions and the Department of Education are both increasing the pressure over t(...)

CAO applicants have discerned that the property market is well on the way to recovery, and that graduates in disciplines such as surveying, valuation, construction management, architecture, and so on, will be in demand shortly. Photograph: Eric Luke

When the CAO publishes its application statistics in March each year we get an insight into the collective national psyche concerning our opini(...)

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