IT Tralee with the new Kerry Sports Academy in the background. The institute has received €5 million in emergency funding from the Government. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus Ltd

The Government has given €5 million in emergency funding to IT Tralee in order to keep the institution afloat. The Irish Times understands that Kerry(...)

Jim Miley, director general of the Irish Universities Association:  ‘The funding problem will get considerably worse unless there’s a significant step-up in investment.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Irish universities have warned an Oireachtas committee that financial problems facing the third level sector will get “considerably worse” unless ther(...)

Choosing a CAO course in specific subjects for post-primary teaching is a delicate balancing act. Photograph: iStock

I’m a sixth-year student and thinking of becoming a second-level teacher. Some of my friends and family believe other career options are more financia(...)

Andrew Brownlee, the new chief executive of Solas, the further education and training agency, wants to include vocational ‘taster’ courses in secondary schools. Photograph: iStock

The obsession with university education in Ireland means many school leavers are bypassing more suitable vocational routes, according to the new chief(...)

Currently, there are more than 16,000 apprentices and almost 6,000 employers involved in 47 apprenticeships. Photograph: iStock

“Having 100 per cent progression to higher education can never be right. There must always be someone in a class or a few in a class that are more sui(...)

‘Where you receive two offers – on your level-8 higher-degree list and your level-7 or -6 list – the position is a little more complex. You can only accept one course, so you must choose between the two offers.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Wherever you are in the world, when you logged into your CAO file after 2pm yesterday, you had the option of accepting one of the two possible offers (...)

Aisling Bea’s This Way Up is spicy, sharp, but ultimately conventional: When we first meet Áine, the fluently sardonic, kohl-eyed protagonist of Thi(...)

Dr Graham Love, former chief executive of the Higher Education Authority. ‘What is the point of having a specialist agency, conferring functions upon it and then ignoring or discouraging its advice?’ he writes. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government is taking over too much control of the third-level education system and is frequently ignoring the expertise of State advisory bodies, (...)

Top-performing universities require freedom to create the right research conditions that lead to scientific progress, benefiting society at large. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Government plans to introduce greater accountability for the third-level sector, which receives about €1.5 billion in public funding, make sense on th(...)

Within five years of leaving college, graduates from information and communication technology courses were by far the highest earners, earning €815 a week on average. Photograph: iStock

Technology graduates are earning significantly more than other graduates within five years of leaving college, according to major study by the Central(...)

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