The legislation will also give institutes of technology the power to award degrees in the same way as universities. Photograph: Getty Images

Firms that provide written-to-order essays and dissertations for third-level students face prosecution under new laws. The move is a response to risi(...)

Assumpta Lawlor, Elaine Healy and Patricia O’Rourke, all from Tallaght,  with their Certificates in Health Service Skills, at the Centre for Learning and Development at Tallaght Hospital. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A small but well-attended graduation ceremony took place this week in Tallaght, Co Dublin. It did not make national headlines, but for many of those i(...)

The most common minimum standard among all employer organisations was to have at least a 2.1 degree.  Some 69 per cent of indigenous firms and 71 per cent of foreign firms had this requirement. File photograph: Reuters

Some 70 per cent of employers expect at least a 2.1 degree from job applicants, a major new survey shows.The study, published on Wednesday by the Depa(...)

The Private College Network has lodged a formal complaint against State bodies alleging ‘unfair and anti-competitive practices’ in regard to English language education courses.  File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A new group representing private colleges has lodged a formal complaint against State bodies for alleged “unfair and anti-competitive practices” in re(...)