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 Confidence in property is further reflected in an increase in application numbers for law, where conveyancing transactions are the bedrock of many legal firms’ income stream

College applicants this year are expressing more confidence in the strength of the Irish economy and in its potential to provide high-quality employme(...)

 The biggest increase in demand for places is in the construction-related programmes where student interest collapsed in 2009. File photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The inexorable trend in CAO applicants’ choices towards honours degree – or level eight – courses continues in 2016. There has been a 2 per cent incre(...)

Khaya Khumalo: “ I’m doing web development at the moment, but my manager is planning on upskilling me”

Khaya Khumalo (23) from Celbridge, Co Kildare has always been interested in computers “as a hobby”, but decided to take it up as a career a few years(...)

Go to the June open days held by colleges to get a feel of the campus. Photograph: iStock

With just weeks to go until the Leaving Cert begins, we now enter the business end of the process. College may seem a far-off prospect in the midst o(...)

The CAO points system is changing to try to take some of the heat out of the points race. By reducing the number of grading bands from 14 to eight, students may feel less inclined to chase marginal gains in the Leaving Cert.

Why are the points changing? It is trying to take some of the heat out of the points race. By reducing the number of grading bands from 14 to eight, s(...)

CAO course codes: smaller, specialised courses restrict student options and mobility. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The manipulation of CAO points by colleges through the provision of courses with a small student intake is under scrutiny again this year. Toda(...)

Change to Trinity College’s admissions procedure should allow students to specialise later in their studies. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Trinity College Dublin is planning a major overhaul of its college admissions procedures to allow students entering the university to specialise la(...)

More than 40 per cent of successful applicants for student grants in Dublin last year came from just three postal districts, new figures from Susi show. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

More than 40 per cent of successful applicants for student grants in Dublin last year came from just three postal districts, new figures from Studen(...)

 The Union of Students in Ireland in conjunction with the Private Residential Tenancies Board have launched the Student Finance and Accommodation Guide. Photograph: Iain White

Securing a place in college is just the first hurdle for many students. The next one is making sure you can meet the costs of your education for the d(...)

Leaving Cert students wishing to appeal any of their results have until close of business on Tuesday to apply to their schools to view their scripts

Leaving Cert students wishing to appeal any of their results have until close of business on Tuesday to apply to their schools to view their scripts. (...)

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