Pupils of St Kevin’s College in Finglas receive their Junior Cert results. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

“The moment has arrived,” announced acting principal Dara Gill at St Kevin’s College in Finglas just after 10am on Wednesday. He was speaking to a r(...)

Hungary’s Peter Szijjarto attends an informal meeting of European Union ministers of foreign affairs in Tallinn, Estonia.  Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Hungary and Russia have lambasted Kiev over a new education law they say will deprive Ukraine’s ethnic minorities of the right to study in their own (...)

There are more than 50 medical programmes taught through English in the EU and recognised by the Irish Medical Council. Photograph: iStock

Question: My son got 520 CAO points in his Leaving Cert. He would like to be a doctor, but received no offer from any universities in Ireland. Do you (...)

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili  during a press conference in Lviv, Ukraine on Monday after he controversially entered the country on Sunday night.  “I have a clear plan: to end theft from the economy; to end the power of the oligarchy; to end misuse of power,” Mr Saakashvili said. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili has vowed to stay in Ukraine to try to oust its “oligarchic” political elite, a day after forcing his way (...)

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili, accompanied by Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, speaks to media at a railway station in Przemysl, Poland, on Sunday. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Supporters of former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili helped him force his way back into Ukraine from Poland on Sunday night, in a chaotic retur(...)

Trumpian agenda:  Budapest has erected a fence along its eastern border to keep migrants out of the country. Photograph: Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty

Western European alarm about Donald Trump’s presidency, at least until now, has been rooted in what he says more than in what he does. Eight months in(...)

Border defence: Hungarian prisoners build a fence at their country’s border with Serbia, as part of its efforts to keep migrants and refugees from freely entering the country. Photograph: Csaba Segesvari/AFP/Getty

There was a sharp retort from the European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, to Hungary’s Trump-like demand this week that Brussels pay for i(...)

 Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban: made the fight against immigration and what he calls EU meddling the key planks of his bid for re-election next year. Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

A furious Hungarian government has vowed to continue fighting against the European Union’s refugee quotas for member states, after the bloc’s highest(...)

Hungarian hostility: migrants face police at Budapest’s main railway station in 2015. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

Complaints by Hungary and Slovakia about EU migration policy have been dismissed by the European Court of Justice. In affirming that the two member (...)

Irish Times education editor Carl O’Brien, Minister for Education Richard Bruton, vice president Institute of Guidance Counsellors Beatrice Dooley and Irish Times education journalist Eanna Ó Caollai at the launch of the Irish Times Higher Options event which begins on September 13th.

The Irish Times Higher Options 2017, the country’s largest college expo for second-level students, gets under way at the RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin ne(...)