Surveys have repeatedly shown that the number of Irish children able to speak a second language is well below the EU norm. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Lithuanian and Korean will be taught from this week as part of a drive to diversify the number of languages on the curriculum in Irish schools. Lith(...)

Thousands of prospective students who applied for third-level courses were able to check to see whether they secured their second choice this morning (...)

Applications to physical sciences, including chemistry and physics, down 33 per cent. Photograph: iStock

First-preference applications for places in many third level Stem-related courses have fallen this year, with physical sciences, including chemistry a(...)

To assist those looking to buy a home, Indecon says that returning emigrants who have paid Irish tax in the last 14 or 15 years should be entitled to the Government’s Help to Buy scheme for first-time buyers.

New legislation should be considered to remove discriminatory pricing by motor insurance companies on Irish emigrants who face costly premiums after r(...)

The points for any given third-level course can rise or fall each year, and is determined by the law of supply and demand

The Central Applications Office (CAO) is a not-for-profit company established by the higher education institutions in the Republic of Ireland. College(...)

The parent of one student said he was shocked to find that a O6 was considered a greater academic achievement than a H7. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 25,000 college applicants have already accepted their offer of a college place. The Central Applications Office (CAO) said about half of th(...)

Students will find out at 6am on Monday whether their application has been succesful when offers are made through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Click here to download a PDF of the CAO's 2017 Round One offers: http://iti.ms/2vR6EzZ It is almost crunch time for over 80,000 prospective(...)

Brexit is triggered. Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

UK prime minister Theresa May finally pulled the starting gun on Brexit talks this week. The European Council’s president, Donald Tusk, will today ci(...)

Maynooth University has recorded its highest ever level of first-preference applications. It says its arts programme is now the most popular course in the country when measured by the number of first-preference applications

The number of students seeking college places in engineering and technology has fallen this year despite high-profile attempts to tackle a skills cris(...)

The survey of 854 students around the country, organised by Griffith College, found that lack of career guidance and difficulties comparing courses and colleges were big obstacles. Photograph: Getty Images

One in every two Leaving Cert students surveyed in a recent poll say they feel under acute pressure to make big career decisions when filling out the(...)

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