There are 156 full-time chaplain posts – mostly Catholic – allocated to Education and Training Boards secondary schools and colleges. The annual cost is €9.8 million. Photograph: Cesar Manso/AFP/Getty

Education authorities are spending almost €10 million of taxpayers’ money on hiring religious chaplains for State-run multidenominational secondary sc(...)

Maynooth University’s Turn To Teaching programme is one  of a number of initiatives that is targeting the barriers that prevent aspiring teachers from acceding to the necessary training.

Ireland has long prided itself on having one of the best education systems in the world, but in recent decades we have been falling behind many other (...)

While women outperform men in the Leaving Cert and at third level, pay for men outstrips that of women by, on average, €14 per week within a year of graduating. Photograph: iStock

A pay gap between male and female graduates opens up within a year of leaving college and widens over time, a study by the Higher Education Authority (...)

While women outperform men in the Leaving Cert and third level, they earn €14 less each week a year after leaving college, rising to €130 after eight years. File photograph: Getty

Substantial salary gaps open up between college graduates within years of leaving higher education, according to a Higher Education Authority (HEA) st(...)

The data shows that postgraduates from arts and humanities fields comprise the five lowest earning subjects. File photograph: Getty

In an era when the cost of going to college is rising, courses with the highest graduate salaries are becoming increasingly attractive. While notiona(...)

Prof Daire Keogh is to take over as DCU president next year, succeeding Prof Brian MacCraith. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dublin City University (DCU) has announced the appointment of Prof Dáire Keogh as its new president. Prof Keogh, who is currently deputy president of(...)

Four new TDs take their seats in the Dáil on Tuesday.

Four new TDs will enter the fold at Leinster House on Tuesday. They were elected during byelections last week. But who are they? Pádraig O(...)

Poor policy support, a failure to attract world-class academics and an unhelpful policy on immigration are factors feeding  scepticism over Government’s plan. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Senior academics have little confidence in the governance and management capacity of their own higher education institutions, according to a new surve(...)

A recent  study from the Higher Education Authority  showed  students from wealthier backgrounds are more likely to study high-points university courses and earn more within months of graduation. Photograph: iStock

Do children from more affluent backgrounds do better in school because they have more resources, or because they’re genetically superior? In a recent(...)

Difficulties are a very common for young people moving from the highly managed environment of school to the self-management of college life. Photograph: iStock

My daughter doesn’t want to continue with her BA in history and English degree which she started about a month ago. She says she finds it difficult to(...)

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