The report, published by the German Bertelsmann Stiftung philanthropic group, says Ireland spends the smallest amount of money in the EU on pre-primary education. File photograph: Getty Images

The Department of Education has disputed the findings of a report on social justice in the European Union which said government spending on education (...)

John Halligan:   rural colleagues are rightly furious at how he has managed to leave the Independent Alliance open to even more ridicule. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

At this stage one wonders why or whether John Halligan wants to be a Minister of State. Apart from making up the numbers, it is not clear what functio(...)

 Irish mathematician, research meteorologist, academic and Irish Times columnist, Dr Peter Lynch has been honoured as this year’s recipient of the Maths Week Ireland Award for his contribution to raising public awareness of maths, pictured receiving his award from Sheila Donegan of Maths Week Ireland.

Mathematician, meteorologist and Irish Times columnist, Dr Peter Lynch, has been honoured as this year’s recipient of the Maths Week Ireland award for(...)

 Tree surgeon James Moran working on a fallen tree at Bayswater Terrace, Sandycove during Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Almost 300,000 properties are without power and three people have died as Hurricane Ophelia enters its final hours and has moved across the north west(...)

Eoin Gill and Sheila Donegan from Maths Week with Jadine Rock of Rutland National School, Dublin,  at the launch of Maths Week Ireland 2017. Photograph Shane O’Neill

Maths will take to the streets this year in a week-long series of events that make up Maths Week Ireland, an all-Ireland festival starting next Saturd(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton is shown how the network is being used by DCU student Katie Gallagher. Also pictured are DCU president Prof Brian MacCraith, director of information systems services at DCU Barbara McConalogue, Agile Networks managing director Darragh Richardson and HEAnet chief executive Kerrie Power.

The rollout of a new ultra-fast national broadband network is a “game-changer” for Ireland’s education and research sector. That is according to Darr(...)

Securing the college place on offer is simplicity itself and will take less than a minute. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Wherever you are in the world, when you log into your CAO file this morning, you will have the option of accepting one of the two possible offers pres(...)

The changes introduced to the Leaving Cert in these three core subjects over recent years, such as the allocation of 40 per cent of marks for the oral Irish component, and the awarding of bonus points in maths, has resulted in substantial increases in higher level participation Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The introduction of a new marking system for the Leaving Certificate this year has resulted in students taking subjects at higher level in greater num(...)

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy, chairwoman of the Citizens’ Assembly, will be the first witness at the Oireachtas committee’s public hearings. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Oireachtas committee examining the eighth amendment of the Constitution will not accept any submissions unless they have been requested by members(...)

Big data: why are projects involving sensitive data so poorly thought through?

Along with financial records and accounts, personal health and medical information comprise the most sensitive, exploitable data associated with an in(...)

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