The leisure and fitness industry continues to experience rapid growth and there are lots of opportunities. Photograph: iStock

I’d like to study a course that will get me work in the health and fitness sector which is recognised by the industry. I’m based in south Dublin and s(...)

Shane Power Canavan: “There are good opportunities for advancement and different roles I could pursue in the industry.”

While today’s feeder school lists are an indication of the number of post-primary students who go on to shird-level, they do not include the numbers o(...)

Oh My God What a Complete Aisling the Novel by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen narrowly pipped children’s author David Walliams’s Bad Dad to the No.1 slot.

A novel which arose out of a Facebook character created by two friends was Ireland’s bestselling book at Christmas. Oh My God What a Complete Aisling(...)

Kayley Joyce: ‘The one thing I didn’t want for my kids was to be homeless.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Kayley Joyce, a 21-year-old mother of two, has been “in and out of homelessness” all her life. She, Jayden (3) and Aaliyah (1) are now being accommoda(...)

If applying to a more traditional organisation, use Times New Roman for your CV. For a more general role, Arial or Verdana is fine. Never use Comic Sans

Being flung out of college and shoved into the workplace can be an enormous shock. Indeed, it is often a much bigger transition than moving from prima(...)

Top class: Ireland has a wealth of adult and further education courses. Photograph: Getty
Further education: some options

Online Moocs – massive open online courses – are, well, massive. They’re also free. Dublin Institute of Technology offers PharmacMooc.org, which is(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Around thirty anti water charge protestors gathered outside Limerick College of Further Education on Monday morning where Minister for Education Jan O(...)