The Department of Education said subjects for the Leaving Cert are developed involving ‘extensive consultation’ with stakeholders and the public. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Officials from the Department of Education briefed staff from the Chinese embassy and the Confucius Institute while working on the introduction of a n(...)

The academics argue that IICS is too closely linked to the campus-based Confucius Institute. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A number of academics in University College Dublin have expressed strong opposition to a course on Chinese history and politics being delivered by an (...)

Tiananmen, Gate of Heavenly Peace, Beijing.

Irish universities have been forging closer links with China over recent years as they try to boost their private income against a backdrop of declini(...)

John Kerry, US special presidential envoy on climate. “The stakes on climate change just simply couldn’t be any higher than they are right now.” Photograph: EPA/Stefani Reynolds/Pool

US special presidential envoy on climate John Kerry warned that the Paris climate accord is “not enough” to tackle climate change, as he made his firs(...)

Criticism over China’s handling of coronavirus has led Beijing to adopt a prickly and pugnacious approach to diplomacy. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty

“Throw away your illusions and prepare for a fight!” That was the headline of an editorial in a newspaper run by China’s People’s Liberation Army rec(...) is hiring teachers directly from China to teach Mandarin in Irish children . Pictured are (from left) O’Donovan girls Alexandra (9), Claudia (5), Teacher YuSyuan Chen and Allegra (7). Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Chinese is the most-spoken language in the world, but its presence in Irish education has generally been peripheral. From September 2020, however, th(...)

Juliana McAllen (12), Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring  and Guanhui Liu (6) during the launch of the programme for the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival on Cow’s Lane, Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Dragons, pigs and people dressed in traditional Chinese clothing descended on Temple Bar on Tuesday afternoon to launch the Dublin Chinese New Year Fe(...)

The number of Chinese studying in Ireland is on the rise – and their fees may be worth €500 million to the cash-strapped third-level sector. Photograph: iStock

Can China save Ireland’s universities? The number of Chinese students here is on the rise – and their fees may be worth €500 million to our cash-stra(...)

The planned three-story “temple-style” Confucius Centre is being built for UCD’s Confucius Institute, and is being financed by UCD and the Irish and Chinese governments. Image: Architect’s computer generated impression

The Government rejected a plea from University College Dublin for an extra €2.5 million needed to build a Chinese government-backed building on its c(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said an additional €36.5 million will be invested in Education as part of Budget 2017.

Higher education is set to receive the first significant funding increase next year after almost a decade of cuts. Minister for Education Richard Bru(...)

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