Tralee IT was shown to offer four tourism-related, higher-degree courses last year with 15 places. These included “travel and tourism management”, which had just two places and an entry requirement of 340 points.

More than one-third of courses being offered by universities and institutes of technology have 15 or fewer places, latest figures show, in a pattern (...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn: “There is a vast array of opportunities for education, training and to get new skills throughout [students’] lives.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn has welcomed an increase in the number of Leaving Cert students planning to sit higher level maths thi(...)

Department of Education wants 30 per cent of Leaving Cert students to take higher maths by 2020. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The rapid rise in the numbers of students electing to sit higher level maths in the Leaving Cert is unlikely to outpace the availabil(...)

Survey indicates primary schools have moved to reduce the availability of fizzy drinks, sweets and crisps in school shops and vending machines.

Secondary schools are slow to give up vending machines selling “junk food”, according to a study. And Minister for Education R(...)

A possible settlement has emerged that could end the ongoing industrial action being taken by the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland.

A possible settlement has emerged that could end the ongoing industrial action being taken by the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland. The un(...)

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan: Solomon-like role. Photograph: Collins Courts

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan in the High Court adopted a Solomon-like role in deciding in the absence of parental agreement whether their 12-year-old son s(...)