Once upon a time, going to college was the-be-all and end-all. What mattered was CAO points and the third-level college and course that a student got (...)

Many third-level institutions set aside places in their courses for students coming from a PLC background. Photograph: David Sleator

My daughter, who is completing her CAO application, wants to study science. While she excels at biology, she struggles in other subjects and is worrie(...)

David Byrne: prosecution alleges that when applying for a driving licence, he  failed to disclose his eye condition. Photograph:   Collins Courts.

A man charged with dangerous driving causing the death of a 70-year-old woman in Dublin had an eye condition and was advised not to drive, his trial h(...)