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(...)

A  points scale  based on the new Leaving Cert grading system comes into force this year and now is the time to plan. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

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

 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(...)

Callum MacClintock, Evan White, Gareth Brien, and Seán Boothman from Naas CBS speaking to student ambassadors from NUI Maynooth at the Irish Times Higher Options Conference in the RDS. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Thousands of teenagers with curious and enquiring minds are making their way to Dublin this week to find out the various options available after they (...)

Do not worry if you don’t get your preferred course. Almost half of school leavers recorded in a recent survey said they would not pursue the same path in life had they the opportunity to choose again

Life has a curious way of working out. These can seem like facile words, particularly in the midst of personal crisis, but when it comes to disappoin(...)

This year’s Central Applications Office (CAO) listings recorded a drop in points for many arts courses while the number of degree courses requiring 50(...)

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