Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris announced refunds for some college students in Budget 2021 to compensate for the shift towards online learning. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Online lectures, empty campuses, socially distanced social events: everything has changed about college this year, it seems, except the cost. We aske(...)

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris  announced refunds for college students in Budget 2021 to compensate for the shift towards online learning. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

Almost 200,000 full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students are to receive refunds or credit notes worth up to €250 each before Christmas. The o(...)

Lorna Fitzpatrick, president of the Union of Students of Ireland, said a sharp decline in State investment in higher education per student has led to universities becoming over-reliant on student fees as a source of income. Photograph: Alan Betson

Universities risk reputational damage due to “extravagant” fees being charged at a time when most learning has shifted online, a seminar organised by (...)

Skillnet Ireland executive director Dave Flynn says more than 300 companies have signed up for Skills Connect already.

More than 2,000 people are set to benefit from Skills Connect, the new Skillnet Ireland initiative that facilitates the rapid upskilling and reskillin(...)

Prof Cal Muckley: ‘Students come from different backgrounds in terms of sectors and education as well as nationality’

The economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis has left many people at a career crossroads but this period of uncertainty can offer opportunities, acco(...)

Consumer spending declined by  36 per cent  in April. Photograph: iStock

Irish consumer confidence has fallen to an eight-year low as the consumer economy collapsed amid the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a (...)

Andreas Hoepner: “Some businesses will have to bring a temporary end to activities. For others it may be a final end.”

Covid-19 is almost certainly the biggest operational risk global business has ever experienced, according to Andreas Hoepner, professor of operational(...)

‘One company has started all its virtual meetings by having participants click on images of Patrick from SpongeBob SquarePants to indicate how they’re feeling’

One of the most difficult aspects of the coronavirus crisis to deal with is the disruption of the basic human ritual of grieving. Rituals provide stru(...)

Stephen Boyle of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. ‘We live in a complex world with lots of distractions and lots of stress,’ he says. ‘Stress begets stress and it gets harder and harder to deal with.’

Managers often find their plans and aspirations are derailed by the day-to-day pressures, obstacles, and distractions that come with their jobs. This (...)

On view this weekend: 90 Eugene Street, in Dublin 8, and 38 Carysfort Avenue, in Blackrock, Co Dublin

Two small but beautifully refurbished homes, one in the city and one in Blackrock, Co Dublin are among scores of homes on open view this weekend as th(...)

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