Kieran Drain (right), chief executive of the Tyndall National Institute, with Damien English, Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, at the launch of the Tyndall 2014 annual report. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Organisations involved in commercialising R&D argue that strong national R&D programmes that bring together third-level researchers and ind(...)

Dr Geraldine Mooney Simmie, University of Limerick, with Andrew Phelan (centre) and Mark Walshe of ASTI Fightback at a press conference at the Teachers’ Club, Parnell Square, Dublin

Fresh division has emerged within the secondary teacher unions over planned Junior Cycle reforms with two members of the most powerful decision-making(...)

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(...)

Asha Bourne (19), a first-year student in the BA in communications studies at DCU, tries out the PredictED service

Students may find their first few months at college a shock to the system, having been minded by parents and teachers through school. With newf(...)

Dannii Curtis of UCD Students’ Union: ‘Digs are becoming popular again’

The student housing crisis: it’s always a news mainstay at this time of year. But these days it’s becoming harder for anyone to find a home, as stu(...)

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(...)

Kate Bannon, Emily Griffin, Helen Carroll and Corinne Henry-Bezy getting their Leaving Cert results at Loreto College in Dublin last week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Engineering and business studies, two areas closely aligned to the economic recovery, were the big movers in this year’s CAO offers. Points were also(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan tqueried  whether the ordinary level maths Paper 1 was too hard. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The proportion of students failing higher level mathematics in the Leaving Certificate has risen for the third year running, raising questions abou(...)

Karen Buckley, from Glynn in Mourneabbey outside Mallow in north Cork, moved to Glasgow last January to study for a master’s degree in occupational therapy.

The disappearance of Karen Buckley while out socialising with friends in Glasgow on April 11th last triggered a massive police investigation and a hug(...)

The radiotherapy sensor test set-up.

One in every three Irish people will develop cancer at some stage during their lifetimes with 30,000 new cases of the illness being diagnosed here, on(...)