Languages are a key part of modern arts degrees, and graduates with a European language – particularly where it is coupled with business or ICT skills – will find themselves in high demand. Photograph: iStock

Arts degrees were once the most popular college choice. They swanned around the school like the queen bee that everybody wanted to hang out with. Thi(...)

Secondary-school teacher Róisín Scanlon

Last year was Bliain na Gaeilge when the Irish language was celebrated across the world. More and more people are working in the first language of the(...)

Would you start a marathon on a whim? Selecting a college course requires the same level of planning and commitment.  Photograph: iStockphoto

What should you study at college? Securing a degree at the end of three or four years of study is a major achievement, but you’ll only manage it if y(...)

Agriculture graduates  have a relatively high employment rate. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

Agriculture is moving centre stage. Consume less meat? Grow and eat more plants? Protect the environment? These are among the most discussed and urgen(...)

A recent Higher Education Authority survey found that 64 per cent of science graduates were in employment or about to start a job within nine months of graduation. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

For secondary school students, science generally means physics, chemistry and biology. At third-level, however, science is a very broad term, and refe(...)

Gone are the days where the occasional lazy teacher could simply kick back and get students to read the textbook

Teaching remains a prestigious profession in Ireland. The relatively high CAO points reflect that young people believe that it offers good career pros(...)

  On the Campaign trail: Malcolm Byrne of Fianna Fáil canvassing at Bray Dart Station. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

In postcard pretty Avoca, Co Wicklow on a beautiful day in late spring, Fianna Fáil’s Malcolm Byrne walks its sole street canvassing votes for the Eur(...)

New Institute of Technology Tralee sports academy: facing a capital deficit of €3-€4 million and will have running costs of €50,000-€100,000. Photograph: Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus

Earlier this week politicians gathered to cut the ribbon on the Kerry Sports Academy, a gleaming new facility on the grounds of the Institute of Techn(...)

The Institute of Technology Tralee has been running operational deficits of between €1-€2 million over recent years. Image: Google Maps

Education authorities have appointed external accountants to monitor spending at the Institute of Technology Tralee amid growing concern over financia(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh and  Minister of State for Training John Halligan at the launch of the Springboard+ 2019 programme outside Government Buildings.

Thousands of free or subsidised upskilling course places are being offered to workers seeking to future-proof their skills in areas impacted by digita(...)

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