Waterford Institute Of Technology president Prof Willie Donnelly said the institute is fully committed to providing leadership in the delivery of the new university. Photograph: Patrick Browne/WIT

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has agreed to reopen talks with IT Carlow on a possible merger to get the bid for a technological university i(...)

Gold medal winner in restaurant service  Alina Sile with  mentor Ray Cullen from Waterford Institute of Technology

A group of Ireland’s top young apprentices gave up their summers to train for the WorldSkills Competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil, last week, and it paid(...)

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(...)

Trinity College Dublin

When students who got college offers from the CAO this morning chose their Leaving Cert subjects and levels in early 2013, and made their final cou(...)

Sophie Reid after getting her Leaving Cert results at Kilkenny College last week. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Nervous Leaving Cert students have been able to access their college offers since early this morning. A total of 52,028 students will receive round(...)

Checking up: You can access the marking schemes for every paper and see how they were applied in your case. Script viewing is in schools on Friday evening, August 28th, and all day Saturday 29th. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Since the release of the Leaving Cert results, students’ and parents’ questions have poured into the Irish Times helpdesk. Anxiety over whether the s(...)

‘Any merger is a chancy and costly business.’ Photograph: Getty Images

On July 27th, the Department of Education published a report from Michael Kelly, a well-respected public servant, on the proposed merger between Water(...)

Scientists are worried about widespread hardship and migration as some regions become effectively uninhabitable due to persistent drought or rising sea levels. Above, women in Kenya carry water from a well. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Last month I attended a conference, Meeting the Challenge of Climate Justice: From Evidence to Action, hosted by Trócaire and St Patrick’s College,(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said the leadership of both institutions have put forward an ambitious vision for a new type of institution. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The southeast could qualify for a Technological University within three years but only if “mutual trust” is rebuilt between merging institutions, a re(...)

Partially sighted pensioner Raymond Flynn, 80, from Audenshaw, Manchester after he had his  vision restored for the first time in nearly a decade after he received a ‘bionic eye’. Photograph: PA

A retinal implant, or “bionic eye” has successfully restored the central vision of a British pensioner. Ray Flynn of Manchester received the Argus II (...)