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(...)

Fiachra O’Luain, co-founder of the English Language Student Union, said legislation was needed to outlaw the ‘no refund policies’ of some English language schools in Ireland. File photograph: Getty Images

Students who have paid for English languages classes but must return to online learning in light of the latest restrictions should be entitled to a pa(...)

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“Demand for postgraduate courses is cyclical and driven by the economy,” Fergal O’Brien, assistant dean of graduate and professional studies at the Un(...)

All social and club activities on-campus will be suspended. File photograph: Alan Betson

Campus activity in third level colleges in Dublin is to be heavily curtailed under new Covid-19 restrictions. Most lectures and teaching will take pl(...)

The projects are located in the TU Dublin Tallaght and Blanchardstown (above) campuses; in Cork IT and IT Tralee; in the Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dún Laoghaire; and in Athlone Institute of Technology. File photograph:

A programme for the construction of six higher education buildings has progressed and will go out to tender “immediately”, the Department of Higher Ed(...)

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Many universities do not have financial reserves to survive “beyond a relatively short time frame”, according to Higher Education Authority records th(...)

As minister for education in the late 1960s, Donogh O’Malley opened up secondary education to all Irish people. Photograph: Eddie Kelly / The Irish Times

Every now and then, an opportunity arises for a country to fundamentally reset expectations. One example was former minister for education Donogh O’Ma(...)

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