The National Skills Council was set up by Minister for Education Richard Bruton in April. Photograph: Jason Clarke

The job vacancy rate in the Republic was among the lowest in the European Union during the first quarter of 2017, despite suggestions of a skills shor(...)

Katherine Zappone, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs,  acknowledged the grief in the community of Dublin’s north inner city. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Wednesday’s murder in Dublin’s north inner city meant it was “a dark day” for the community but it was important to remember all that was good about t(...)

The settlement came on the third day of the case on Wednesday, midway through cross-examination of a witness for Keith Maycock

A lecturer who claimed he was defamed in a letter sent by his college authorities to about 100 students has settled his High Court action. Keith Mayc(...)

Dr Keith Maycock said his relations in the college became toxic and  his health suffered due to the grades controversy. Photograph: Collins

A lecturer has told a High Court jury it was “unbelievable” that grades on eight dissertations for a Masters programme in his college would be marked (...)

Keith Maycock, from Mullingar, Co Westmeath on day one of his High Court action against the National College of Ireland. Photograph: Collins Courts

A lecturer has told a High Court jury that relations in his college became toxic after he objected to alleged “grade inflation” of student marks. He (...)

Prospective business students may need to look at multiple finance sources, including scholarships and bursaries as well as loans and employer sponsorship. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

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James Coughlan after Munster were beaten by Toulon in the 2014 Heineken Cup semi-final. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

James Coughlan, 36 Joined Pau from Munster and retires at the end of the season to work in Pau’s academy. He speaks about life off the pitch. In 201(...)

Graduates of the Master of Fine Art in Design from NCAD have career opportunities in industry, design consultancies, creative enterprise and education

For every professional area imaginable, there is a postgraduate course that can help further your education and your career. Maynooth University Top(...)

New generation: 18-year-old Aisha Siwar, 17-year-old Hannah Abushaban, 21-year-old Marwan Akari and 19-year-old Yara Alagha. Photographs: Alan Betson

They are an upcoming generation of Irish Muslims – probably the first to have grown up in Ireland in significant numbers. After several members of (...)

Kieran Walkin, entrepreneur: “Besides music, which I’ve kept my hand in, I don’t know what else I’d do if I wasn’t an entrepreneur, because it is constantly challenging and rewarding in so many ways.”
Why I became . . .

Kieran Walkin, entrepreneur I studied music in UCD. I knew there wasn’t money in pop music and I didn’t want to make it as a star. Nor did I want to (...)

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