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The RCSI is allowed to describe itself abroad as a “university of medicine and health science”, but  is prohibited from doing so within the State. File photograph: Getty Images

The Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) has urged the Government to grant it university status to help boost its chances of attracting top intern(...)

The Special Needs Parents’ Association said it is troubled by the language used given the State’s obligation to provide education to all young people. File photograph: Getty Images

Parents of children with special needs have criticised “dangerous and insensitive” comments by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and his officials(...)

Spending on special education has grown by almost half a billion euro since 2011, a rise of almost 40%. File photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has expressed alarm over sharp increases in the cost of education for children with special needs, which is costi(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will brief Ministers about the Government’s response to the tracker mortgage scandal at a Cabinet meeting. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will today demand a clear timetable for the repayment and compensation of people wrongfully deprived of tracker m(...)

The investment in employing more teachers will bring the pupil-teacher ratio at primary level to the lowest ever level recorded of 26:1. File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

It is not often you get a tug-of-love between the Government and the Opposition party over who is responsible for a budget. The fact Fine Gael and F(...)

Republic of Ireland U19s manager  Tom Mohan: his side failed to find back of net. Photograph:  Kostadin Andonov/Inpho

Republic of Ireland U19 0 Azerbaijan U19 0 Tom Mohan’s Republic of Ireland Under-19s made a stuttering start to their Uefa Championship first phase q(...)

Thousands of students are marching through the capital this afternoon to voice their opposition to student loan scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Any new funding model for third-level education should not involve UK or US-style student loans, Minister of State for higher education Mary Mitchell (...)

 Trinity College, Dublin. The Cassells report on the future funding of higher education said that €100m a year in extra funding was needed if the State was to build a world-class system. File photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil says it is insisting in talks with the Government that next week’s budget should set aside up to €100 million for higher education to help(...)

Fianna Fáil education spokesman Thomas Byrne: The issue was not about pay but pay scales, he said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Newly qualified teachers are on competitive pay rates, Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said, responding to criticism in the Dáil of the two-(...)

 Minister for Education  Richard Bruton has said 31 schools constructed by Western Building Systems will be fire safety audited over the next six months. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Thirty-one schools constructed by Western Building Systems will be fire safety audited over the next six months, Minister for Education Richard Bruton(...)

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