Checking the CAO website for offers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The points needed in this year’s Leaving Certificate for some high-demand third-level courses, such as medicine and pharmacy, are set to rise, it has (...)

The first step to take towards third level is  to register your intention to seek a CAO college place immediately. Photograph: Getty Images

1: Register with CAO. ie January 2021 – If you are interested in getting a place at an Irish university, institute of technology (IT), teacher-train(...)

Most people are unaware that FET courses already have better retention rates than higher education. File photograph: The Irish Times

This year would seem to be the perfect year for the Leaving Cert class of 2020 (and those who deferred from 2019) to really think about Further Educat(...)

The Irish Times free online helpdesk is receiving questions from teenagers and their parents over what implications the 2019 Leaving Cert results migh(...)

Successful applicants will also receive a paper offer notice by post, an email and a text message (if they have selected this option) with details of their offer.

The first round of CAO college places opened this morning with more than 5,700 applicants being offered a place in third level. A total of 5,727 CAO (...)

Minister for Children and  An Cosán co-founder Katherine Zappone will officially launch the new course in ICT on Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Intelligence is classless, a leading education rights advocate has said, announcing details of a new course aimed at helping single mothers who left s(...)

Tayan Gaedi at the Countess Markievicz Statue on Townsend Street, Dublin 2: “I tell people now I’m Irish-Kurdish.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

When most of us reflect on our early childhood years, our memories tend to be blurry and almost dream-like. For Tayan Gaedi, the experience of crossin(...)

Successful applicants will also receive a paper offer notice by post, an email and a text message (if they have selected this option) with details of their offer. Photograph: iStock

The first round of CAO college places opened today with more than 6,000 applicants being offered a place in third level. A total of 6,207 CAO applica(...)

Childminder Aideen McCormack in Ennis, Co Clare. 'As a Tusla-registered childminder, I can tell you that the current system does not cater for childminding.' Photograph: Eamon Ward

A solitary file sitting on a shelf in the Childminding Ireland office is symbolic of the starting point for an inevitable wave of change that is going(...)

A view of Stoneybatter from   42 Manor Street, home to the Gateway Project. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Now in its second year, the Stoneybatter Festival offers a programme of nearly 100 events, encompassing music, food, arts, culture, entertainment and (...)

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