It may be the best days of your life, but going to college may also be one of the most expensive times, particularly if you are not in a position t(...)

The release of Leaving results two weeks ago showed increased numbers of students sitting physics, biology, chemistry and higher maths

The message is getting through to students and their parents – it is a good idea to consider studying physics, biology, chemistry and higher maths (...)

 “One can’t deny that things are improving, but I see at least another 18 months before we see a sustained level of growth in retail.” Conor Whelan at Eason’s flagship store on O’Connell Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke

On a side table of an office on the top floor of Eason & Son, the 127-year-old grand dame of Irish books-to-stationery retailing, is a collection (...)

Learning, ideally, is its own reward. In practice, though, the education young people gain in secondary school is translated annually into a numerical(...)

The points requirement for CAO courses were bound to rise this year for a variety of reasons, including more students sitting the Leaving Cert. Photograph: Frank Miller

Points requirements for CAO courses were bound to rise this year for a number of factors, including the increased numbers of students sitting the Leav(...)

 Trinity College Dublin: There were 270 applications for the 25 places in history, law, and ancient and medieval history and culture. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill  Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Some 25 students who did not get enough points for three Trinity College Dublin courses are being offered places under a pilot entry scheme.The schem(...)

Peter Soutter’s Good Travel Software is about to launch a yield management and fleet-balancing system

OLIVE KEOGH Car sharing is in its infancy here but it’s big business in other countries where car manufacturers such as BMW and Mercedes operate their(...)

Both Trinity College Dublin and UCD have jumped up considerably in the Shanghai rankings, one of the most prestigious international league tables for higher education institutions. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Both Trinity College Dublin and UCD have jumped up considerably in the Shanghai rankings, one of the most prestigious international league tables for (...)

Although some progress has been made in the treatment of MRSA, there have been fewer advances in treatments for other bacteria such as E.coli, above. Image: Getty

Antibiotic resistance is not news to anyone in Ireland: we have lived with alarming levels of MRSA in our hospitals for many years. The World H(...)

A simple aspirin pill can help reduce death rates from cancer by preventing the spread of the disease, new Irish research suggests. Photograph: Tim Boyle/Getty Images

A simple aspirin pill can help reduce death rates from cancer by preventing the spread of the disease, new Irish research suggests.Women who have been(...)