Trinity College Dublin has lost its status as Ireland’s only top-100 university. File photograph: Getty Images

Irish universities have tumbled down the latest set of influential world rankings, sparking alarm among senior academics over the funding “crisis” fac(...)

Carndonagh Community School students EJ Gibbons, Tara Kelly, Dylan Donegan, Sarah Monagle, Callum Doherty and Jade Simpson who will be sharing their Leaving Cert highs and lows. Photograph: North West Newspix

This year, students from Carndonagh Community School in Donegal will share their experience of the Leaving Cert in The Irish Times each day, as well a(...)

 John Coolahan, a pivotal figure in Irish education policy for more than 50 years,  has died. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Professor John Coolahan, a pivotal figure in Irish education policy for more than 50 years, has died. He was an academic, a researcher, an author, a(...)

Sharon Donnery: she argued in favour of banks setting aside a so-called countercyclical capital buffer “early in the cycle so as to ensure sufficient resilience is built up”

The Central Bank has put the State’s lenders on notice that they face having to set aside additional capital to protect themselves from shock losses i(...)

From left: Yvonne Holmes, head of customer analytics and engagement systems, AIB; Bernard Byrne, chief executive, AIB; Professor Brian MacCraith, president, DCU; Professor Tomas Ward, AIB chair in data analytics, DCU. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/SON Photographic

Dublin City University has teamed up with AIB to appoint Ireland’s first chair in data analytics, with Professor Tomas Ward taking up the role. (...)

New members admitted to the Royal Irish Academy, pictured outside the academy on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: John Ohle

The Government’s Brexit Strategy should seek to preserve the closest possible research links between Ireland and the UK, according to the president of(...)

Brainstorm showcases what academics and researchers are doing behind their college walls.

One of the most surprising things about the last nine months has been the lack of tweed. I’ve met hundreds of academics and researchers since I starte(...)

A two-tier salary structure is one factor encouraging Irish teachers to move abroad for work. Photograph: iStockphote/Getty Images.

Ireland is in the midst of a teacher recruitment crisis. At secondary schools, we don’t have enough Irish, science, maths or European language teacher(...)

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(...)

Trinity College has the best overall research profile for STEM, but UCD excels at computer science

Science, technology, engineering and maths has come a long way: the stereotypes are breaking down, the school science syllabus is increasingly focused(...)

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