Most people are unaware that FET courses already have better retention rates than higher education. File photograph: The Irish Times

This year would seem to be the perfect year for the Leaving Cert class of 2020 (and those who deferred from 2019) to really think about Further Educat(...)

Devinish Road in Kimmage. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

What’s so good about Kimmage? Split between Dublin 6W and Dublin 12, Kimmage boasts an intriguing history. In the 1950s, the area had its own cinema,(...)

Application deadlines have passed for many continental European degree programmes but some are still open for courses from September, particularly in the Netherlands

There are a number of reasons you may not have a CAO offer. First, you may not have got the Leaving Cert or PLC exam result you were hoping for, or(...)

Photograph: Richard Johnston
Part of the plot

Take one large and semi-derelict site (1.06 hectares) in the heart of Dublin city, put it to use in a way that helps bring health and happiness to as (...)

Leaving Cert points are not the only way to progress to college

More than 30,000 students enrol on Post-Leaving Certificate-Further Education (PLC- FE) courses every year to gain a qualification in a vocational are(...)