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(...)

Jed Eddison (30), who was found dead in a Dublin doorway on Sunday.

The background of the man found dead in the doorway of a central Dublin cafe challenges the assumption that rough sleepers bed down on the streets bec(...)

Kevin Kilbane: I now understand what participation in sport actually means. Photograph: Getty

Kevin Kilbane knows all about participation in sport. For a decade and a half he was a fixture on the Irish team, winning 110 caps. On Friday he opene(...)

‘The Educational Welfare Service records home-schooled children by age rather than whether they are at primary or secondary level.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Among the 57,929 Leaving Certificate students who received results this week, a small number will never have set foot in school at all, or spent perha(...)

Fawzieh Amiri with her daughters Dema and Kajal. They are all members of the Kurdish community in Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim. Photograph:  Brian Farrell

The Kurdish community knew they belonged when the shops in Carrick on Shannon closed their doors and local people lined the streets after the death of(...)

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 (...)