‘The quota will rise to 40 per cent seven years after the upcoming general election.’ Photograph: Getty Images

I was taken aback by the sheer number of accomplished and inspiring women gathered in the one place. Perhaps others who attended the Beijing20 confere(...)

UCC president Dr Michael Murphy. Photograph: UCC

State agencies and Government departments should be subjected to international peer review on a regular basis to ensure greater efficiency and effe(...)

Waterford Institute Of Technology president Prof Willie Donnelly said the institute is fully committed to providing leadership in the delivery of the new university. Photograph: Patrick Browne/WIT

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has agreed to reopen talks with IT Carlow on a possible merger to get the bid for a technological university i(...)

The bureaucracy and unnecessary delay involved in waiving college fees for those asylum seeker students who qualify for entry to third level education(...)

A student receives their Leaving Cert results. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Higher Education Authority has said it will “look sympathetically” on funding college places for asylum seekers this year. However, it will “ne(...)

More than 40 per cent of successful applicants for student grants in Dublin last year came from just three postal districts, new figures from Susi show. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

More than 40 per cent of successful applicants for student grants in Dublin last year came from just three postal districts, new figures from Studen(...)

Tom Doyle, chairman of the association’s farm business committee, said “it makes perfect sense” that a high proportion of farming families would qualify for the grant. Photograph: Sara Freund

Figures showing students from rural counties are more likely to get a third-level grant than those in Dublin serve to highlight the low level of incom(...)

Limerick Institute of Technology, which charges students the regular €3,000 student contribution fee, while Pallaskenry Agricultural College charges a further €1,700

Students looking to undertake a two-year level six course offered by Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) will have to pay a double fee, amounting (...)

Former minister for education Ruairí Quinn drew up proposals which would have seen assets above a certain threshold be considered in means-testing. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Reform of the student grant scheme has been on the education agenda for decades, but successive governments have shied away from taking action, the Fi(...)

There is research showing that PAYE workers have more difficulty in obtaining student grants for their children compared with farmers and the self-employed. File photograph: Getty Images

College applicants from Dublin are much less likely to get a student grant for higher education than their counterparts in rural Ireland, latest fi(...)