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The biggest increase in demand for  third-level places has been in the construction-related sector. Photograph: Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty Images

The CAO points requirements for courses offered in the latest round reflect exactly the increases and decreases in student applicant numbers for each (...)

A visitor investigates what it would have been like to aim a Thompson submachine gun down the long tunnel at the grounds of the Casino at Marino in Dublin, where the weapons were test-fired during the War of Independence.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A series of secret tunnels used by Michael Collins and other revolutionary leaders during the War of Independence to test-fire submachine guns will be(...)

Students need to ask themselves honestly where they went wrong during the previous year. Photograph: Getty

Thousands of students who will receive their results on August 17th will have mixed feelings as they face into what is likely to be one of the toughes(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton did not see “any basis” for overturning the original decision to refuse the Gaelscoil application. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has rejected an appeal against his decision to refuse permission for a multidenominational Gaelscoil in north Du(...)

President Michael D Higgins said Ireland had a lot to learn from other countries about the provision of State services in a minority language. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has questioned the commitment to the Irish language in the Government, Civil Service and public sector circles. The Pres(...)

Christopher Coleman of Reuben Street, Dublin arrives at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court  where he was jailed for two and a half years for dangerous driving causing the death of Eugene Maher at Clontarf Road, Dublin on June 30th, 2015. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man who fatally knocked down a cyclist when he drove a car at speed through a red light has been jailed for two and a half years. Eugene Maher (62)(...)

Karolina Ó Beacháin Stefanczak and Donnacha Ó Beacháin with their three-year-old daughter Gaia Ní Bheacháin whom they want to send to gaelscoil

Campaigners for a multidenominational Gaelscoil in north Dublin are calling for a change in the criteria used to grant school patronage after an appl(...)

Mary Heffernan adores the portraits of her two children. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

An assistant principal officer of the OPW with responsibility for many national historic properties, Mary Heffernan has been with the State agency for(...)

Regency Hotel shooting victim David Byrne was formally identified using fingerprint records. Photograph: The Irish Times

Regency Hotel shooting victim David Byrne died of multiple gunshot wounds, an inquest into his death has heard. The 33-year-old from Raleigh Square,(...)

Protesters marching in Dublin to demand that the Government declare a national housing emergency. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

About 1,000 people marched in Dublin on Saturday to demand that a national housing emergency be declared by the Government. If an emergency was decl(...)

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