Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris speaking with students during a visit to Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology earlier this week.

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said that it is his expectation that the Covid-19 vaccine portal will open for 16 and 17-ye(...)

The European Centre for Disease Control says with adult populations largely vaccinated in many regions, increasing proportions of cases will be among children. Photograph: Getty Images

The education system needs a “high level of preparedness” for Covid-19 outbreaks among unvaccinated children in time for the next academic year, the E(...)

Robert Watt’s time in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform was due to end in April after a decade there in the top role. File photograph: Collins

Sometime before lunch on December 23rd Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath quietly abandoned long-held traditions that have gov(...)

Catherine Gallagher.

I have always been a firm believer in playing to your strengths. As a young disabled person, that is certainly the motto I go by. So let me ask you on(...)

The programmes are designed to develop team leaders and supervisory management capability. Photograph: iStock

Workers in the Covid-19-hit hospitality and tourism industries are being encouraged to use the shut-down of the sector as a time to take up new traini(...)

 Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform  Michael McGrath ‘undertook to consider the question of an enhanced package on the basis that it would be set at a level below €300,000 per annum’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath was warned by his officials that the planned €80,000 salary increase for the position of secretary gen(...)

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has said every effort should be made to resume more on-campus activity for first year and final year students. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Third-level colleges may be able to increase face-to-face teaching for first year students and resume sports activity on campus early next year in lin(...)

 Leaving Cert students protesting against calculated grades outside the Department of Education in Dublin in September.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

So, exactly how many students have now been affected by errors in grades? A total of 6,100 Leaving Cert students across 610 schools will get upgrade(...)

The registered address for Polymetrika International Inc is a residential home in Ottawa, according to company records. Photograph: Aedan Helmer

Students affected by errors in the awarding of Leaving Cert grades will not find out until the end of next week whether they will be able to take up h(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley says “every effort” will be made to ensure these students can start in the coming year, and higher education institutions have said they do their best to accommodate students. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

How many students, exactly, are affected by errors in the Leaving Cert calculated grades system? The precise number of students who will receive high(...)

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