CAO course codes: smaller, specialised courses restrict student options and mobility. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The manipulation of CAO points by colleges through the provision of courses with a small student intake is under scrutiny again this year. Toda(...)

Careers guidance is seen as a priority in curtailing college drop-out rates, according to a study by UCD researchers. Image: Getty

Fresh calls are being made for the restoration of guidance counselling in schools after the publication of research showing that more than half of st(...)

Details of about 115,000 Irish users are reportedly included in the hack of the Ashley Madison adultery  website. Photograph: Thinkstock

Some State databases containing personal information may be less well-protected than commercial outlets such as the hacked Ashley Madison adultery sit(...)

Going to college has always been expensive, and the advent of free fees hasn’t really changed this. Indeed the rising cost of accommodation, plus a he(...)

At Trinity College Dublin, engineering is up 25 points to 495, although not all applicants will get in on that score, while engineering with management is up 45 to 505. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty

The number of degree courses requiring 500 points or more has jumped by more than 25 per cent in this year’s Central Applications Office (CAO) listi(...)

A surge in the number of students taking higher level Mathematics in the Leaving Certificate is set to push more college courses through the 500 point(...)

Action from the first leg of the Uefa Europa League second qualifying round first leg at Stadion Pasienky in Bratislava. Photograph: Robert Tappert/Inpho/Sita

UCD boss Collie O’Neill is set to stick with the team that went so close to springing a huge surprise in Slovakia last week as the students aim to (...)

Ryan Swan celebrates opening the scoring for UCD in their Europa League first qualifying round first leg against F91 Dudelange at  UCD Bowl. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

UCD 1 F91 Dudelange 0 This may not quite be remembered in 30 odd years the way holding Everton in 1984 was last night, but for UCD it was anot(...)

A woman looks at a makeshift memorial outside of an apartment where six Irish  students died in a  balcony collapse  in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

An online book of condolence set up by UCD for victims of the Berkeley tragedy has had more than 19,000 entries. The book, opened a week ago, include(...)

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny secured Champions League success over BATE Borisov during his time with Bohemians. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Stephen Kenny is adamant that neither he nor his players will be daunted by the scale of their task but Dundalk will do well to expand their Champions(...)