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 UCD campus in Belfield:  it is normal for mature students to feel apprehensive about applying for college. Photograph: Alan Betson

Of all the CAO applicants this year, about 60 per cent will be students sitting the Leaving Cert for the first time who will succeed or fail based on (...)

“We have an acute accommodation shortage and accommodation affordability crisis in Ireland which is the single biggest disrupter of prospective students securing the lifelong benefits of a college experience.” File photograph: Getty Images

One of the biggest challenges facing returning and new college students this year is where to live and how to afford the cost of accommodation and mai(...)

The report of the Stem (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education review group, chaired by Prof Brian MacCraith, above, will reignite debate about teaching priorities. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

  Admissions to Schools Bill An unholy alliance of the Catholic Church and that social class to which Ross O’Carroll Kelly belongs is (...)

A checklist at the CAO helpline run by the National Parents Council Post Primary in Glasnevin, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Frank Miller

Around 38,000 college-goers have accepted offers under the first round of the CAO system which closes today.Applicants have until 5.15 pm to accept ro(...)