ZiggyTec founders Peter Murphy and Kieran Murphy. The company was among the companies to make The Irish Times Innovation Awards shortlist last year

ZiggyTec, a company that has developed a platform to continuously monitor air quality inside buildings, has secured €2.5 million in investment from a (...)

Aerial view of Trinity College Dublin. The university has  secured key exemptions from  Government reforms aimed at strengthening the accountability of higher education.

Trinity College Dublin has secured key exemptions from sweeping Government reforms aimed at strengthening the accountability of higher education insti(...)

The wide range of subject options means that graduates have a variety of fields to choose from, as opposed to a fixed, linear path. Photograph: iStock

“I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life” are words often said by students who undertake a degree in arts and humanities. And it makes sense wh(...)

Other options: In the past 10 years, a growing number of Irish students have opted to study in continental EU universities. Photograph: iStock

To make sense of the feeder tables, it is important to understand the component parts. There are two key numbers associated with each school listed: t(...)

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris confirmed that the Government  approved new legislation to reform the higher education sector. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Third-level colleges face penalties for misconduct including having funding withheld under the biggest shake-up to regulation of higher education in a(...)

Caption: Artists' impressions of what the new Grangegorman campus for DIT will look like when fully completed.

Ireland will have seen five new universities established between the start of 2019 and the end of 2022. But in a relatively small country that already(...)

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris said employers who take on apprentices will receive an annual grant of €2,000 under a new initiative aimed at tackling skills gaps. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Employers who take on apprentices will receive an annual grant of €2,000 under a new initiative aimed at tackling skills gaps. The move means financi(...)

In 2006, 27 per cent of 20-year-olds from disadvantaged areas went to third level; in 2016 that figure was 37 per cent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A meritocracy is a social system in which individual advancement is based on personal capabilities and efforts and not on family wealth or social pos(...)

One in four Leaving Cert students who go to college  drop out of their course before completing their degree. Photograph: iStock

One in four Leaving Cert students who go to college next year will likely drop out of their course before completing their degree. That’s based on tre(...)

The three-year plan includes the introduction of the Speak Out Tool which allows staff and students to report incidences of racism, harassment or discrimination of any kind. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A new race equality action plan, which seeks to encourage student doctors and medical academics to speak out about bullying, discrimination, harassmen(...)

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