The second round of CAO offers will take place on Wednesday, August 28th. Photograph: iStock

Applicants should consider current offer as potentially the only offer they may receive

Minister of State for the Irish Language Seán Kyne (centre) with Charles Dillon, editor of Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge (right) and Michael Peter Kennedy, president RIA  at the Royal Irish Academy, in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

RIA initiative is one of the most ambitious linguistic research projects in history of State

Points for degrees in science, technology and engineering have jumped as students flock towards courses with strong job prospects. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Competition for high-points courses see first degree exceed 600 points

Tens of thousands of students wait to find out if they get their course of choice

While college will be fun – you will meet a lot of new people and will undoubtedly have the opportunity to pursue your interests whether through joining societies or getting involved in sports or other pursuits, don’t forget that you are there to further your education. Photograph: iStock

Think carefully as you plan out your next steps

Matas Martinaitis, Firhouse Community College; Caitlin Young, Institute of Education; Eric Ehigie, Moyne Community School; Caoilfhinn Ní Choiligh, Loreto College Mullingar; and Mark Seale, CBS Westland Row. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

CAO set to issue first round of university offers on Thursday afternoon

Tá an garraí suite díreach ag crosbhóthar Bhóthar na Gráinnsí agus Ascaill an Gharráin Chnó. Grianghraf: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Árasáin le tógáil ar shuíomh Éirí Amach na nÉireannach Aontaithe

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The Morrigan is a war goddess of the Tuatha Dé Danann with a shape-shifting ability who often takes the form of a crow. Photograph: Reuters

Mythical Irish warriors, gods and royalty lost in the mists of time, but resurrected here

Tá Cainneon Abhainn Tara ar an dara cainneon is faide ar domhain. Grianghraf: Éanna Ó Caollaí

D’ainneoin an stair, tá go leor eile atá suntasach faoin Bhoisnia agus an Heirseagaivéin agus ar na tíortha eile máguaird

One of two stamps issued by An Post on July 4th, 2019, to commemorate the moon landing. The word gealach (Irish for moon) appears incorrectly as gaelach (meaning Irish)

Stamps issued in commemorative set feature a misspelling of the Irish word for ‘moon’

’Teastaíonn éagsúlacht agus iomadúlacht ghuthanna agus modhanna táirgthe chomh maith chun neamhspleáchas agus ilíocht na meán a chosaint’. Grianghraf: Getty

Tuairimí an phobail ar thodhchaí foilseachán Gaeilge clóite agus ar-líne de dhíth

Maynooth University:  concerns over increased enrolment and budgetary constraints. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Maynooth University and Dundalk Institute of Technology complete quality checks

Fanzine exhibition ‘Publish and be Damned’ opens this Friday at UCC library

The final piece: Your CAO change of mind deadline.

Last chance for students to change your minds and check course choices are correct

Rang GaelKarate ag  Gaelscoil Chnoc Liamhna. (c-d)  Sarah Walsh, Caoimhe Corrigan agus Ellie Hook. Grianghraf: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Ealaín chomhraic GaelKarate faoi bhealach in ndeisceart Bhaile Átha Cliath

Tahothoratie Cross in An Cheathrú Rua, Conamara. Tahothoratie  studied  Irish for three weeks at Acadamh na Gaeilge in An Cheathrú Rua. Photograph: Seán Ó Mainnín

Tahothoratie Cross was the first participant in a new annual scholarship programme

Baill de chór Phobal Aifreann Dhún Laoghaire lasmuigh d’Eaglais Naomh Mícheál. In éineacht leo tá Sophie McAteer (6) a deartháir Zachary (8) Mac Dara Ó Drisceoil (8) agus a dheartháir Tadhg (5). Grianghraf: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Aighneas faoin Aifreann i nGaeilge i nDún Laoghaire fós gan réiteach

The 90-minute paper is considered the more difficult of the two papers on the Higher Level course

Honours Irish paper would have pleased ‘virtually every student at higher level’

Students were asked in Wednesday’s paper about current issues including lowering of the voting age to 16.  Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Candidates asked to comment on CSPE being examined in the Junior Cert for the last time

Concern that some questions on higher level paper were not harder than ordinary level

Ghlac na céadta dalta Gaelscoile páirt in agóid ar son Acht Gaeilge i mBéal Feirste ar an Aoine. Grianghraf: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Rath na teanga ó thuaidh ag brath ar dhea-thoil agus ar dhea-mhéin feidhmeannach agus airí rialtais

An ceoltóir iomráiteach Damien Dempsey. Grianghraf: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Litir oscailte sínithe ag 200 duine aitheanta ag éileamh go ‘ndéanfar beart de réir briathair’

More than 200 people from the political, academic, legal, arts and sporting worlds have called on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May to implement an Irish language act in Northern Ireland.

Coalition of sports people, academics, arts and music figures call for commitment to be honoured

Old street in Galway, Kerwan’s Lane, decorated with christmas lights, night scene

Nótaí: Beidh trealamh scannánaíochta, bogearraí físeáin, códú, ceoil agus stiúidió taifeada ar fáil

Anna Ní Ghallachair, director of the Centre for Irish Language Research at Maynooth University, welcoming the Minister of State  Seán Kyne’s announcement of funding for an online course to train teachers of Irish to adult learners. Photograh: Seán Ó Mainnín

Maynooth course will facilitate students at home and abroad who wish to teach Irish

An Coimisinéir Teanga Rónán Ó Domhnaill. Grianghraf: Seán Ó Mainnín

Tiocfaidh Rónán Ó Domhnaill os comhair Chomhchoiste na Gaeilge, na Gaeltachta agus na nOileán

De réir Roinn na Gaeltachta, táthar ag súil leis go mbainfidh suas le 175 mac léinn leas as an scéim in aghaidh na bliana.  Grianghraif: Joe O’Shaughnessy/Irish Times

Cabhróidh ciste nua le 175 mac léann cur fúthu ar feadh trí mhí sa nGaeltacht

Acadamh na Gaeilge, OÉG students, from left: Erin Mac an tSaoir, Dublin; Eoin de Bhailís, An Cheathrú Rua, Co Galway and Ciara Ní Mhéalóid, Camus Uachtar, Co Galway at the announcement by Minister of State for the Irish Language Seán Kyne TD of a €250,000 student Gaeltacht fund. With the Minister are Séamas Ó Concheanainn, Acadamh na Gaeilge, OÉG Carna and Dr Dorothy Ní Uigín, Áras na Gaeilge, OÉG Galway. Photograph: Seán Ó Mainnín

Third level students to get opportunity to study for three months in Gaeltacht areas

Seán Ó Baoill agus Máire Bhreathnach i stiúideo An Focal Scoir.

Slat tomhais d’aon díospóireacht maith is ea caighdeán an phlé

Stefanie Preissner author of Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

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Build a strong, informative social media profile. Photograph: iStock

Whether you have already graduated or if you are just about to do so there are steps you can take to help you along the way

Treasa Ní Mhiolláin. Grianghraf: Maurice Gunning

Tá meascán amhrán idir shean agus nua ar albam úr ón amhránaí iomráiteach Treasa Ní Mhiolláin

Agóid chun aird a tharraingt ar an tubaiste aeráide atá ag bagairt orainn ar fad. James Forde/The Irish Times

Tá athrú aeráide ar na bacáin leis na cianta

The career pay-off for doing an MBA can be worth it from doing the course alone as it can enhance your employability and lead to more senior job prospects. Photograph: iStock

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Ceann Fine Náisiún na Móhácach, Joseph Tokwiro Norton. Grianghraf: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Súil ag Ceann Fine Náisiún na Móhácach go gcuirfidh an scéim nua le stór eolais a mhuintire

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Mohawk Grand Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton (centre) at Government Buildings with Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands Seán Kyne TD, (right) and James Kelly (left) CEO Ireland Canada University Foundation. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Mohawk student from Kahnawá:ke to study Irish in Connemara Gaeltacht this summer

Diarmuid De Faoite

Scéal comhaimseartha, corraitheach agus dúshlánach é an dráma ‘Baoite’

D’fhéadfadh an pobal dul in aghaidh an cur i gcéill seo agus brú a chur ar na forais Stáit “modh oibre eile ar fad” a ghlacadh. Grianghraf:  Don MacMonagle

Doicheall na n-aicmí polaitiúla gníomhú de réir na bhfíricí an ‘dris chosáin’ is mó

Sea of Solitude marks the moment mental health themes go mainstream in gaming.

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Commissioner’s report  found the amount of Irish language programming on RTÉ is ‘seriously deficient’ and is in breach of the Broadcasting Act.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Rónán Ó Domhnaill’s investigation finds less than 1 % of shows aired on RTÉ were in Irish

“Only 0.7 per cent of programmes broadcast on RTÉ television are classified as Irish language programmes. Or, in other words, approximately 99 per cent	of programmes are in English only,” an Coimisinéir Teanga Rónán Ó Domhnaill has found.

Less than 1% of TV programmes on RTÉ are broadcast in Irish, Coimisinéir Teanga finds

Seán Bán Breathnach agus Gráinne Uí Mhaitiú  agus iad ag obair ar  SBB ina Shuí i 1979.

Caoga bliain ó shin a thosnaigh Seán Bán Breathnach ar a cheird

Baill de chór Phobal Aifreann Dhún Laoghaire lasmuigh d’Eaglais Naomh Mícheál. In éineacht leo tá Sophie McAteer (6) a deartháir Zachary (8) Mac Dara Ó Drisceoil (8) agus a dheartháir Tadhg (5). Grianghraf: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

‘Tá siad tar éis muid a chaitheamh amach ón ár séipéal féin’

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An Gréasán: eagras nua tacaíochta tosaithe do mhúinteoirí iar-bhunscoile Gaeilge.

Eagras nua chun tacaíocht a chur ar fáil do mhúinteoirí na Gaeilge mar atá ar fáil do mhúinteoirí ábhar eile

What’s in a name: The CSO is to treat síneadh fada “as significant for the purposes of name differentiation.”

State’s statistical agency did not recognise names with fadas in annual listings

Cé nach mbeidh sé ar fáil san uirlis, cuirfear an t-eolas nua ar fáil  san eisiúint oifigiúil ‘Ainmneacha Leanaí na hÉireann 2018’. Photograph: iStock

Beidh moill ar an ‘Baby Names of Ireland’ app go dtí go ndéantar athshonrú air

Hozier: “I assure you if I wanted to make a f**king pop song I would have written a pop song, because it would have been far easier” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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Uachtarán Chonradh na Gaeilge, an Dr Niall Comer. Grianghraf: Conchubhar Mac Lochlainn

Nótaí: Ard-Fheis Chonradh na Gaeilge agus Lá Idirnáisiúnta na Máthairtheangacha

Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia ambassadors Tracy Clifford, presenter with 2fm, Dublin footballer Michael Darragh Macauley and Linda Ervine, Irish Language Development Officer in East Belfast. This year’s festival #SnaG19 will be celebrated from 1st - 17th March. Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

Tracy Clifford, Linda Ervine and Michael Darragh MacAuley named as Seachtain na Gaeilge ambassadors

The CSO said its IT systems were now capable of processing fadas. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

State’s statistical agency did not recognise names with fadas in annual listings

Seolfar Eolaire na Scríbhneoirí Gaeilge agus an suíomh gréasáin nua ar Dé Satharn an 23ú lá Feabhra. Grianghraf: Getty

Eolaire agus suíomh gréasáin nua Aontas na Scríbhneoirí le seoladh i mBaile Átha Cliath

I dtuarascáil na bliana seo atá le foilsiú ar an Déardaoin an 28ú Feabhra áireofar ainmneacha a bhfuil síneadh fada iontu, don chéad uair ó 1964.  Grianghraf: Getty

“Is fearr go deireanach ná go brách” a deir an Coimisinéir Teanga, Rónán Ó Domhnaill, faoin gcinneadh

Gá le reachtaíocht nua ionas gur féidir seirbhísí a chur ar fáil ar chomh chaighdeán le seirbhísí atá ar fáil as Béarla

Seán Kyne TD, Minister of State for the Irish language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands with Julian de Spáinn, Conradh na Gaeilge, writer and poet Ciara Ní É, Paula Melvin, Fulbright Commission of Ireland and James Kelly, Ireland Canada University Foundation (ICUF). Photograph:  Conor McCabe Photography

Taoiseach lends support to #TrasnaNadTonnta campaign

Iarracht ar bun chun naisc ar líne a chothú idir muintir na hÉireann, an diaspóra agus foghlaimeoirí Gaeilge ar fud an domhain

Tá ’bliain chinniúnach’ roimh chomhlachtaí agus pobail na Gaeltachta. Grianghraf: EPA/ANDY RAIN

D’fhéadfadh go mbeadh acmhainní breise ag teastáil ón Údarás chun cabhair a thabhairt do chomhlachtaí agus chun fostaíocht a chosa(...)

She’s Missing: Eiza González in Alexandra McGuinness’s movie, part of Dublin International Film Festival.

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Na teachtaí a bhí i láthair i dTeach an Ardmhéara ar an 21ú Eanáir  sa bhliain 1919. Grianghraf: Hulton Archive

Labhair Tuarascáil leis an Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghail ar ócáid chomórtha 100 bliain na chéad Dála

Ceolfhoireann Náisiúnta Óige na hÉireann ag seinnt sa Cheoláras Náisiúnta. Tá sé fós i gceist go dtógfar an t-ionad nua eolaíochta ar thailte an Cheolárais. Griangraif: Mark Stedman

An mar an gcéanna atá brí an fhocail ‘Náisiúnta’ nuair is institiúid poiblí nó comhlacht gnó atá i gceist?

Stan & Ollie follows the comedians’ final years. How closely does it match the reality?

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I mBaile an Lochaigh sa Daingean a bheidh Síle Nic Chonaonaigh sa chéad chlár de ‘Bailte’ sraith nua de chuid TG4.

Bliain rathúil a bhí i mBliain na Gaeilge ach tá sé thar am anois tabhairt faoi chuspóirí sonracha an Straitéis 20 Bliain

Irish universities’ grade inflation has sparked claims of ‘dumbing down’

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Evidence shows that thousands of students who secure exemptions are sitting exams in foreign languages. Photograph: iStock

Group criticises attempt to gauge public opinion on exemptions from Irish at school

Deborah Ryan’s Christmas Ham (hang) Fritters

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TCD  broke almost 400 years of tradition by introducing Christmas exams and an earlier start to the academic year for its students for the 2018/2019 academic term.

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Framework was developed to improve the health and well-being of staff and students

Housing activists were removed from a Dublin city centre property that they had been occupying for  three weeks. Photograph: Jack Power/The Irish Times

We asked you to share your stories about the rental market with us and this is what you told us

Studies show that students in bilingual education settings outperform other children when it comes to comprehension and other social-linguistic and cognitive control skills.

Gaelcholáistí overrepresented in the Feeder School listings across almost all rankings

University of Limerick: Outside Dublin, proximity to a third-level college and socio-economic status seemed to be key determining factors in whether or not students go on to third level. Photograph: iStock

Educational inequality: ‘Feeder Schools’ data shows the extent of two-tier schools system

Protesters gather in Dublin at the “Homes for all” rally on Saturday. Photograph: James Forde/The Irish Times

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Brendan Walsh, leas-phríomhoide Mheánscoil an Chroí Naofa, Cloich na Coillte; Traolach Ó Donnabháin, Craobh Chloich na Coillte de Chonradh na Gaeilge; John Loughnane, Méara Chloch na Coillte; Leona Meade, Múinteoir Gaeilge; Orlaith Nic Ghearailt, Bainisteoir Feachtas Feasachta & Seachtain na Gaeilge le Conradh na Gaeilge; Daltaí ó Mheánscoil an Chroí Naofa; Ann Marie Brosnan, Príomhoide Mheánscoil an Chroí Naofa.

Over 300 primary and secondary schools follow the example of Coláiste Lurgan

It is expected the research will be  concluded by mid 2019. File photograph:  Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Objective of seven-year plan is to increase the use of Irish as a community language in Galway City

Have you had a bad experience  trying to rent while in college? Share  your story with us... Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

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We asked: How good is your college library? Is it well-organised and accessible? Photograph: iStockphoto

We asked you to tell us what you think of your college libraries. This is what you told us...

Readers can view Mundy singing An Spailpín Fánach with Kíla.

Experimental music launch features animation by Cartoon Saloon and music by Imelda May, Mundy and Mary Coughlan

Primary and secondary students join 24-hour challenge in 340 schools across Ireland

Arrest mugshots of James “Whitey” Bulger, the late mobster who terrorised south Boston in the 1970s and 1980s. “Black Mass” and “The Departed” drew glamourous versions of his character. Donald Clarke looks at why cinema is obsessed with ‘Whitey’ Bulger and other criminal maniacs.

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Mr O’Donnell had barely uttered a dozen words in Irish when he was stopped by Mr Gully, who insisted he speak English. Photograph: iStock/illustration

Irish Times, 1901: ‘An angry yell of indignant astonishment arose from the Irish benches’

Conradh na Gaeilge has moved its campaign to Westminster where it is now seeking support from MPs for legislation that would protect the rights of Irish speakers under British law. Photograph:  Getty Images

Plaid Cymru MP is one of only a few MPs to use Irish in the House of Commons

Members of DCU’s students’ union campaign to prevent the deportation of student Shepherd Machaya.

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News, views and opinions from Student Hub contributors and Irish Times writers

Conradh na Gaeilge wants appointment of a senior minister with responsibility for Irish and the Gaeltacht. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Additional funding outlined in Budget 2019 is welcome but well below hoped-for €9m

Conradh na Gaeilge protesting outside the GPO in August to ensure An Post will not end services through Irish in Gaeltacht areas as part of the current redundancy process. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish language groups bring pre-budget campaign to Dublin with ‘Clinic na Gaeilge’

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Soft skills such as communication skills, understanding, initiative and enterprise are capabilities that artificial intelligence will have trouble replicating. Photograph: iStock

Team-working, creativity and problem-solving are in demand among hiring managers

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The Student Hub at the Higher Options conference at the RDS today.

Representatives of universities and third-level colleges and institutions that cater for all levels are present

Higher Options can be busy at times so it is a good idea to come prepared. Photograph: Alan Betson

Handy tips to help you make the most of all that is on offer at Higher Options

Higher Options 2018 will take place at the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin, on September 12th, 13th and 14th, from 9am-3pm each day. Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s important for students to prepare before visiting the expo in order to make the most of the opportunity

Engineering, teaching  and nursing saw some of the biggest points increases in this year’s round one offers

Over 740 students receive offer of first preference course in latest CAO third-level round

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A selection of questions put to our guidance counsellors about the 2018 CAO offers

News, analysis and expert advice on the CAO’s first round offers for 2018

Adult learners get their results at Pearse College, Crumlin, August 2018: Gordon Elder, Liam Kieran, Lee Cummins, Michael Barry and Jonathan Lumsden. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

What steps you should take as you prepare for the next stage of your education

A selection of questions put to our helpdesk about the 2018 Leaving Cert results and next week’s CAO first round offers

Brian Howard and Deirdre Garrett, both members of the Institute of Guidance Councillors (IGC), are operating the helpdesk and will be on hand to answer questions on Friday and early next week.

A selection of questions put to our guidance counsellors about the 2018 Leaving Cert results

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