Some 4,000 lecturers are staging a one-day strike at Ireland’s 14 institutes of technology. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Thousands of students face disruption on Wednesday as a strike by 4,000 lecturers at the country’s 14 institutes of technology gets underway. The one(...)

Despite the introduction of “free fees” two decades ago, a student registration fee has climbed to €3,000 a year. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA

Fine Gael will pledge to introduce a student loan scheme for third-level education if the party is returned to government. A draft of its education m(...)

Some academics fret that the digitisation of information means research skills are being lost. Photograph: Thinkstock

Whether in a preschool or in a university computer lab, technology is rapidly transforming the way teaching and learning takes place. A baffling ar(...)

Experts say points increases are likely this year in range of high-demand courses, particularly in growth sectors such as science, technology and business

The numbers of people applying to study at third level is set to reach a record high this year based on the volume of individuals who have registered (...)

The OECD report shows that about one in five Irish university graduates can manage basic literacy and numeracy tasks but struggle with more complex tasks.   File photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Irish university students have some of the poorest literacy and numeracy skills in the developed world, based on an analysis by the Organisation for E(...)

UCD is not alone in offering “literacy clinics” for struggling students. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fiona Ó Murchú, a secondary teacher in Co Louth, regularly ploughs through students’ essays. The results are not pretty. There are the forest-style(...)

Trinity College Dublin. File photograph: Frank Miller

Trinity College Dublin is to discuss controversial plans for the introduction of mandatory classes on sexual consent for new students with the college(...)

Parents of children with special needs have been urged to contact schools well in advance of the new school year to ensure they have a chance to adapt buildings, apply for additional supports or seek additional training for teachers. Photograph: Thinkstock

Parents of children with special needs have been urged to contact schools well in advance of the new school year to ensure they have a chance to adap(...)

The Coalition plan is in response to a shortage of skilled workers in key areas. Photograph: PA

Some 50,000 modern apprenticeships and traineeships will be created over the next five years under a new skills strategy launched by the Government. (...)

Students march against reduction in grants. The TUI said the Minister had been advised that mergers were a costly process and that institutes of technology would have to bear the bulk of fees. Photograph:

Students will end up footing the bill for the bulk of the cost of creating new technological universities, unions have claimed. The Government is pla(...)