Since the Institute of Technology in Blanchardstown arrived in 1999, the number of school leavers in the Dublin 15 postal district who progress to third level has risen from none to almost half. Photograph: Harold Strong/Geograph.ie

Before the Institute of Technology in Blanchardstown arrived in 1999 there were pockets of the community where no school leavers went into higher edu(...)

Conference heard that in 2014 eighteen lecturing hours in Tralee Institute of Technology (above) were divided into 17 contracts among 10 staff members

Young teachers in some institutes of technology have received contracts offering them only half hour work per week, the TUI conference has been told. (...)

Thanks to the Institute of Technology, the town vibrant student feel and and during the summer hosts the Rose of Tralee festival

Tralee, which was founded by the Normans in 1216, is the Kingdom’s county town and has borne witness to numerous rebellions since then. The Earl of(...)

Members of ASTI are planning major industrial action over a range of issues. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

So here we sit 10 days after the election and the country is being run by a caretaker government. Our political staff are talking about Easter before (...)

Tánaiste and Labour leader Joan Burton at St Laurence O’Toole church at DIT in Grangegorman. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Looking for a shot at redemption, Labour took itself to church. The party is in a bad place. So they picked a good place to start the fightback. “It’(...)

Students march against reduction in grants. The TUI said the Minister had been advised that mergers were a costly process and that institutes of technology would have to bear the bulk of fees. Photograph:

Students will end up footing the bill for the bulk of the cost of creating new technological universities, unions have claimed. The Government is pla(...)

Students march past  Trinity College in protest against  fee increase and reductions in grants.  Academic staff in institutes of technology represented by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) are to ballot for strike action over concerns about elements of new legislation being proposed by the Government. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Academic staff in institutes of technology represented by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) are to ballot for strike action over concerns about ele(...)

From September next year, the “free preschool year” will be expanded to ensure children can remain in preschool until they start primary school. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

1 School patronage Here’s a challenge: is it possible to guarantee unbaptised children access to their local religious-run school without coll(...)

Ian McCabe and Louise Moloney Ian, account director at Publicis, met Louise, who works in finance at LinkedIn, in 2001 on a bus to Carlow for a colle(...)

Pixar success story: Toy Story 3

Thanks to much-loved Pixar films like Toy Story, Up, WALL-E, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille and Inside/Out, audiences all over the world happily embrace th(...)