Mannin beach between near Ballyconneely in Connemara Co Galway. Several US colleges have based their ‘study abroad’  modules in the wider area as a partnership with the Connemara Wes, community development organisation. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

When Prof Deborah Wickering comes across the name “Tully” back in Michigan’s Grand Rapids, her heart skips a little beat and she thinks of Connemara. (...)

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The gender stereotypes of parents and teachers play a large role in putting young girls off careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (Ste(...)

Aedín Andrews (20), a zoology student at Trinity College Dublin. ‘Education isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. We have got to start making it more affordable and accessible.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The election manifesto pledge is crystal clear: free school books for all children and a primary school system free of any charge or contribution. So(...)

St Lawrence Road: the Housing Agency paid almost €2 million for the former B&B. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The extent of local opposition to planned homeless hubs is revealed in documents released to The Irish Times under the Freedom of Information Act. A (...)

“The students are always respectful, and often I come home to a spotless house.” Photograph: iStock

Colleges have reported a surge of interest among homeowners interested in renting rooms out to students in light of the crisis in accommodation. Mini(...)

Minister of State Mary Mitchell O’Connor has broken with official Government policy by expressing support for the principle of equal pay for equal work for teachers. Photograph:  Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil has called on the Government to introduce equal pay scales for teachers within the next two years. It follows controversy after Minister (...)

Minister of State Mary Mitchell O’Connor, a former school principal, said she believed ‘everyone who does the same job deserves the same pay’.

Teachers’ unions have rushed to welcome comments by a Government Minister supporting the principle of equal pay for equal work for teachers. The Gove(...)

The cost to students of on-campus accommodation has increased markedly in recent years across all seven universities, with students in Dublin universities seeing the largest rise

Ministers have appealed to homeowners to consider renting out rooms to college students to help ease a crisis in accommodation. Under the “rent-a-roo(...)

More than 2,000 students will be supported through a range of programmes over the next three years. Photograph: Frank Miller

Hundreds of disadvantaged students are to be awarded bursaries worth up to €5,000 annually as part of an plan to widen access to third-level education(...)

The parent of one student said he was shocked to find that a O6 was considered a greater academic achievement than a H7. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 25,000 college applicants have already accepted their offer of a college place. The Central Applications Office (CAO) said about half of th(...)