There are a few reasons to be hopeful that points for some high-demand courses may fall this year. Photograph: iStock

My daughter was hoping to study medicine in September but has just received a disappointing Hpat result. She is now unsure how to proceed with her CAO(...)

Research shows that students from more affluent backgrounds continue to do better in the Leaving Certificate and consequently are more likely to go to college and indeed, dominate the ‘high points’ courses. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There is no other country in the world where the final exam at second level dominates public discourse as much as in Ireland. Newspapers analyse why a(...)

NUI Galway rose 21 places in the latest QS World University rankings. Photograph: iStock

Five of Ireland’s top six universities have climbed up the latest set of global rankings with Trinity College Dublin placing just outside the top(...)

Universities in Ireland and elsewhere are scrambling to put in place structures which can operate safely in the autumn. Online courses may appeal to some students. Photograph: iStock

Getting this year’s 60,000-plus Leaving Cert students through an assessment process, which will enable them to progress into the promised land of furt(...)

A period of uncertainty lies ahead for Ireland’s students and universities alike. Photograph: Getty

Before the pandemic, colleges and universities were creaking due to a decade of underfunding. Now, with vital income from international students, comm(...)

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(...)

Prof Luke O’Neill is among the signatories of the letter urging political parties to make the establishment of the new department a priority in the government formation talks. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If Ireland’s higher education and research sector is left to face its current financial challenge on its own, “with the State ignoring it the way it h(...)

Significant numbers of Leaving Cert students are likely to defer taking up college places this year because of disruption linked to the coronavirus pandemic

Significant numbers of Leaving Cert students are likely to defer taking up college places this year because of disruption linked to the coronavirus pa(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: ‘The establishment of the Munster Technological University will stimulate a more balanced growth of population and employment across Ireland.’ Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced the creation of the Munster Technological University involving Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Tech(...)

Karen Ruddock, director of Post-Primary Languages Ireland: ‘Research shows that 46 per cent of Ireland’s graduates are in jobs that are unrelated to their original qualification.’

It’s a tough time to be making a decision about your future during a pandemic, but arts degrees might just offer the flexibility students need right n(...)

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