Many colleges have low minimum entry requirements for what are often highly demanding courses. Photograph: Getty Images

Parents need to be challenged over their belief that higher education is the “only measure of success” for school-leavers, the head of a national educ(...)

Applegreen is likely to issue a short trading update this week to coincide with its AGM in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

MONDAY Results: Dell Technologies. Indicators: Euro-zone producer price index (PPI) (Apr); UK construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI) (May);(...)

 CEO Robert Pitt  (left)  and Leslie Buckley, chairman, at an Independent News & Media egm last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

MONDAY (August 21st) Indicators: UK public sector net borrowing (July), US home prices (June) Meetings: Sixth International Conference on Future Gen(...)

SR Stem May 2016. The Glory satellite mission is designed to make measurements of both the sun and the Earth. Credit: NASA

Who’d want a career in science or engineering? Quite a few, it would seem. A decade or so ago, the low CAO points for science courses suggested tha(...)

Young drivers need to know what the deal really is when they install devices to track their driving in return for cheaper policies, the Data Protection Commissioner said.

Insurance companies offering discounts to young drivers who install special tracking devices in their cars to monitor their driving behaviour will fac(...)

On Monday The Irish Times disclosed that up to 80 per cent of students in maths-related courses are failing to progress beyond their first-year in college. File photograph: Getty Images

A number of third-level institutions are considering raising the entry requirements for a range of maths-related courses following concern over high d(...)

 Aer Lingus: results out tomorrow.  Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
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TODAY Meetings: Global Law Summit (London, to Wed). Indicators: US existing home sales (Jan); UK CBI distributive trades survey (Jan); German IFO (Fe(...)

Survey suggests a quarter of Irish children have been, subject of cyberbullying. Photograph: Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters

Nearly half of Irish schoolchildren say their parents have no idea about what they are doing online. According to a survey by Irish Computer Society, (...)

Another heavily-discounted modern office block in Dublin has been snapped up by an overseas buyer after intense bidding for it between Irish an(...)