The upskilling plan will focus initially on existing language teachers who are qualified in a second language but do not teach it. Photograph: iStock

Secondary school teachers are to be provided with free training under a plan to boost the number of educators for French, German, Spanish, Italian, Ru(...)

Ryanair Holdings’s agm will be held at CityNorth Hotel, Gormanston, Co Meath, on Thursday. If there is one sure-fire way to create media interest in an agm, it is to ban journalists. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

MONDAY Results: FedEx. Indicators: Euro zone inflation (Aug). Meetings: We Are Cork business event on promoting the city (Nano Nagle Centre, Dou(...)

House prices nationally have risen  50%  since the trough of 2013, while rents are up over 80%  since 2010

In 1980, housing accounted for just 7 per cent of household expenditure in the Republic. By 2016, this had increased to 20 per cent, equating to an es(...)

Some 150,000 new homes across Dublin and Cork are projected to be built over the next 20 years under the Land Development Agency  which was announced by Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Some 60 per cent of homes built under the Land Development Agency (LDA) scheme could end up as private housing rather than the social or affordable bu(...)

A new model of career guidance is required which embraces lifelong learning and changing career paths throughout individuals’ lives, Ibec asserts. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s secondary schools lack the resources to deliver proper career guidance to students, according to employers’ group Ibec. Its review of the s(...)

Danny McCoy, chief executive of Ibec, at its offices on Baggot Street, Dublin this week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ibec chief executive Danny McCoy is strumming a different tune these days but it has nothing to do with his bullish outlook on the Irish economy, whic(...)

Peter Casey (60) on the set of ‘Dragons’ Den’, RTÉ

According to the latest opinion poll and the received political wisdom, Michael D Higgins is as good as a certainty to be re-elected as president. T(...)

When people on average wages cannot afford rents then they are too high. Photograph: Irish Times Graphics

The rental situation is becoming ever more difficult for those looking for somewhere to live, as costs for new rents soar above Celtic Tiger peaks. Bu(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: the people behind the immigration  figures he has welcomed face real problems of finance, career progress and accommodation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was the migration data the Government had been waiting for since the numbers leaving Ireland began to rocket post-2008. On Tuesday, at the same pr(...)

Ibec described the funding crisis in higher education as one of the biggest issues facing the State, eclipsed only by housing.

Ibec says it is getting worrying feedback from investors about the State’s lack of commitment to funding higher education. The employers’ group said (...)

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