While interest in European languages appears to be down in the points allocated in this year’s CAO First Round, level eight courses which involve a si(...)

Fiachra O’Farrell, a student at Gonzaga College, who scored eight H1s in his Leaving Cert, and plans to study theoretical physics at third level. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Click here to download a PDF of the CAO’s 2019 round one offers: https://iti.ms/2Zbae3m  For so many students, so much hinges on (...)

Cork is home to UCC and CIT.

Select your college of interest: UCC, CIT, TCD, TU Dublin, UCD, DCU, NCAD, NUI Galway, University of Limerick, Maynooth University, Waterfor(...)

US analysis of research found that, for children aged under 11, there was no link between homework and improved academic achievement. Photograph: iStock

It’s hard to know who hates homework more: teachers who have to set and correct it, children who have to do it or parents who struggle to make sure it(...)

While there continues to be a significant surplus of applicants over available places for teacher training programmes, demand has fallen since 2012. Photograph: iStock

The “prohibitive” cost of training and austerity-era cuts to starting salaries may have led to reduced interest in students choosing teaching as a pro(...)

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(...)

A review of teacher education reforms commissioned by the Higher Education Authority notes that primary teaching applicants were drawn from the top 12.5 per cent of Leaving Cert students in 2011. Photograph: iStock

The academic calibre of trainee teachers has dipped at a time of controversy over two-tier pay rates and falling numbers of applications to the profes(...)

Adam Kelly, a fifth year student from Skerries Community College, is the overall winner at SciFest 2018 Photograph: Keith Arkins

Large-scale quantum computers are set to be the next frontier in advanced computing but they are not yet widely available, which means there is a requ(...)

Students at fee-paying colleges benefit from smaller class sizes. Photograph: iStock

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Open day: Thursday, January 3rd, 2019, at York Street and St Stephen’s Green campuses Web: rcsi.com Located (...)

A spokesman for the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation said it was “alarming” to see gaelscoileanna and Gaeltacht schools struggling to secure qualified teachers for permanent roles.

Many gaelscoileanna are reporting acute difficulties finding qualified Irish teachers to fill vacant teaching positions. Some schools say they have h(...)

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