“The points show that there is also an entrenched university hierarchy in the minds of parents, despite the proliferation of places available.”

Lately, have you noticed an upsurge in business cards with people’s academic accomplishments emblazoned on them? It is not uncommon to come away from (...)

UCC medical student Fionnuala Crowley is critical of the HPAT test for new entrants. After twice failing the test she tried a third time – but  used a different approach. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

The modern day Irish medical student is likely to be young, female, Dublin-based and from an affluent background. That is according to a Higher Educa(...)

Muhammad Mahmoud (17), from Ballycullen in Dublin 24, with his mother Dr Ayda Elkhalifa. The Ashfield College is one of 13 students nationally to  score eight grade ones at higher level.

A Dublin teenager who was born in Saudi Arabia is one of 13 students to secure the highest marks in the country. Muhammad Mahmoud (17), from Ballycul(...)

Dawson Place at Arbour Hill, Dublin 7: a city-centre scheme of 25 two- and three-bedroom houses

Real estate investment manager Avestus Capital Partners is to deliver new homes across the greater Dublin area after acquiring a number of well-locate(...)

 From left: Julie Byrne,  Sarah McGovern, and Kate Sheehan celebrate getting their Leaving Cert results, at Muckross Park College, Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Check school rankings on the Feeder Schools app: www.irishtimes.com/feeder-schools/ Download the Feeder School PDFs here: www.irishtimes.c(...)