The points for any given third-level course can rise or fall each year and is determined by the law of supply and demand.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Central Applications Office (CAO) is a not-for-profit company established by the higher education institutions in the Republic of Ireland. College(...)

Dr Andrew Hogan: “We could see kids as young as six were starting to show signs of chronic inflammation.”

Your research looks at the links between obesity and the immune system and metabolism in children. Why? “We know that obesity in adults is linked wi(...)

Facebook’s new Data Centre in Clonee Co Meath. Dozens of centres have opened in recent years, bringing the total to 54, with a combined power capacity of 642MW. Another 10 centres are under construction

Inside Digital Realty’s Dublin data centre, racks of shiny black servers throb and whirr as unseen fans cool machines that steadily process unending d(...)

U Dhammaloka dressed in the traditional attire of a Burmese monk in 1902. Photograph: The Buddhist Society

The first Irish people to set foot in what is now Argentina were two cabin boys from Galway, William and John,  who were brothers but their surna(...)

A total of 45 women-only posts are to be allocated over a three-year period. Photograph: iStock

Third-level colleges have received approval for 20 women-only professorships aimed at tackling gender inequality in higher education. The appointment(...)

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 (...)

Alexandra College Milltown, Co Dublin, charges  €7,534 per year in day fees. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Not so long ago many private schools were struggling to retain pupils and contemplating entering the “free” secondary school scheme. How times have c(...)

Kirsty Spencer with her children outside their hub accommodation, in Drumcondra in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

No Child 2020 is an Irish Times initiative to provide a sustained focus on child welfare and children’s issues in 2019. Inspired by the Democratic Pro(...)

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The Football Association of Ireland’s financial travails has dismayed and angered the public, but it will not dent the dreams of young Irish players a(...)

At NUI Galway, Laoise McNamara received funding for the study of Bone disease; and Dimitrios Zeugolis for research on cellular tissue.

Irish universities have secured six out of just over 300 lucrative European research grants which are awarded to the continent’s top scientists and sc(...)

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