Employment rates for graduates have returned to levels last seen during the economic boom, according to a new report. A survey of more than 18,000 gr(...)

Emigrants who left during the recession say they are being deterred from returning due to high fees. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was a big, game-changing announcement. On St Patrick’s Day in 2014, then minister for education Ruairi Quinn brought relief to Irish families scatt(...)

On average, arts graduates’  pay rose almost 70% over the five-years of the study.

Arts and humanities students earned less than other groups of graduates for up to five years following college, according to the draft findings of a m(...)

Draft findings  indicate that one year after graduation, graduates from education courses topped the table of weekly earnings at €705 a week. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Teachers earned more than other college graduates for several years after completing higher education, according to the draft of a major new study. (...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton says a new funding model for third level will ensure “innovation, good governance and excellent research are prioritised by our institutions, in line with our overall national goals”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Third-level colleges will face financial penalties for misconduct such as unauthorised payments for staff, filing late accounts or giving misleading r(...)

 University College Dublin, Belfield. Photograph: Alan Betson

A €300 million on-campus accommodation complex at University College Dublin (UCD) has become the first development approved by An Bord Pleanála under (...)

Former tánaiste Mary Harney has been appointed as chancellor of University of Limerick.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Former tánaiste Mary Harney has been appointed as chancellor of the University of Limerick. Ms Harney, who retired from politics in 2011 and is now d(...)

Charities regulator John Farrell. He says “charity” has become important much-needed work done by ordinary people.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is among 12 State bodies that may lose their charitable status in 2018, the charities regulator has said. However,(...)

The Government held its Cabinet in University College Cork earlier this year. Despite the smiles, there is a mutual distrust between the political system and higher education, argue Tom Boland and Ellen Hazelkorn.  Photo:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

For all the Cabinet meetings held on university campuses, the smiling photo ops of government ministers at launches and sod turnings, the fine phrases(...)

Interestingly, more than 21 per cent of the successful students holding medical cards who achieved close to 600 CAO points are new Irish, born throughout the four corners of the planet

Each year, the tables show very large numbers of college-going students came from schools in socially advantaged communities. These students tend to o(...)

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