Jastine Valdez: the 24-year-old student was abducted on Saturday evening

Members of the Irish Filipino community have described their shock and distress following the disappearance of Jastine Valdez on Saturday. The 24-ye(...)

An engineering qualification gives graduates an international edge as their skills can be used anywhere in the world. Photograph: iStockphoto

At the age of 17 or 18, making a big decision about the future is a tough call. Students will no doubt have heard that there are copious job opportuni(...)

“The key element of this action is that members will deliver no more than standard lecturing hours (16 or 18) from the next academic year.”

Staff in Institutes of Technology across the country are balloting for industrial action in a dispute over working hours. The Teachers’ Union of Irel(...)

Weronika Nowak, a student from Ballyfermot, who is studying law and social justice at UCD. “When I was in school, it was almost assumed that the majority wouldn’t go to college,” she says. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On paper, at least, the odds were stacked against Weronika Nowak going to university. She arrived to Ireland from Poland at the age of 13 without a w(...)

Brothers Fergal and Kevin Quinn, co founders of Hen and Stag Sligo: the business brings €4 million to the town, says Bloomberg. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Even as they were polishing the boardroom table in Sligo’s Institute of Technology in preparation for today’s much anticipated Cabinet meeting, news b(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and  Tánaiste Simon Coveney outside Stormont House, in Belfast. Coveney, when he was in the Department of Housing, launched a plan that would lay out how the State wants to manage future population growth out to 2040. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

What is this new plan being announced by the Government? The Government is launching what is calling “Project Ireland 2040” at Institute of Technolog(...)

Glovers Alley at the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin: Andy McFadden (right) with executive pastry chef Aoife Noonan and head chef Philip Roe. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘There is no one-year or five-year plan. This is me now. This is mine.” Andy McFadden, who was at one time the youngest chef in London with a Micheli(...)

There has been an increase in the number of new apprenticeships offered to students across a wide range of industry sectors in recent years. Photograph: iStock

Even though most of the focus for college choice is on the CAO system, it’s important to remember there are a wide range of other career routes. (...)

University of Limerick: “The president of UL has also been on the record in acknowledging that suspending employees for over two years is not acceptable management practice”

Shortcomings in human resources and management practices at the University of Limerick are sharply criticised in a soon-to-be-published review into al(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton:  has appointed an external investigator to examine the ETB’s functions into “public procurement, usage and disposal of assets and propriety matters”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Department of Education has commissioned an investigation into concerns raised by auditors over governance and potential conflicts of interest in (...)

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