Minister for Education Richard Bruton. The Department of Education has been urged to fast-track its investigation into spending at an education board. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Department of Education has been urged to fast-track its investigation into spending at an education board, following a decision by the board’s ch(...)

Technology can improve quality, improve access and reduce costs in higher and further education in Ireland. File photograph: iStockPhoto

In 20 years’ time, fewer school leavers will go to college. Far more study options will be available, many on the internet - and much cheaper than wha(...)

Bus Feda driver Donal Sweeney at IT Sligo on the company’s Donegal/Galway route. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Brian O’Donnell, who runs the Donegal-based private bus company, Bus Feda, will not entertain charges that he has cherry-picked a lucrative bus route(...)

 Prof Suresh Pillai with John Browne, CEO of Kastus Technologies Ltd,  at IT Sligo. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

A new discovery by scientists in Ireland could stem the spread of deadly superbugs that are predicted to kill millions of people worldwide over the co(...)

Archaeologist Michael Gibbons and local historian Michael Moylan who found the new panel of rock art on the Boheh stone near Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo.  Photograph: Keith Heneghan.

A rare sample of megalithic engraving or “rock-scribing” has been found on an ancient pilgrimage route to Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo.The prehistoric o(...)

‘Our distance learners seem to be very highly motivated. They are very interested and keen to achieve.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Could it be that sending our children to college is an extravagance? Something that would be nice to have, but we can’t really afford and do not re(...)

 The sinking of the  ‘Lusitania’ by a German submarine off the Old Head of Kinsale, 1915.  Image: Three Lions/Getty Images

Courtmacsherry RNLI Lusitania Centenary Committee is appealing for artefacts, stories and memorabilia to be part of an exhibition to commemorate the c(...)

“Online education has been around for decades. The thing that has really changed is that we now have the technology for one lecturer to teach a hun(...)