The recruitment of hundreds of additional teachers will see primary school class sizes fall to their lowest on record from next year. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/ EPA

The recruitment of hundreds of additional teachers will see primary school class sizes fall to their lowest on record from next year. The measure, an(...)

Study finds Trinity  students have the highest average earnings within a few years of graduation.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Trinity College Dublin students have the highest average earnings within a few years of graduation, followed by Dublin City University and University (...)

Covid-19 vaccine clinic in Cloghran, Swords: Higher education sources confirm students will be urged to take up offers of a vaccination to ensure they can enjoy the “full student experience”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Third-level colleges will not require students and staff to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to access their campuses when they reopen in Septe(...)

Facemasks will be required in indoor on-site shared settings, universities said. Photograph: Getty

Third-level colleges have said they are committed to “maximising” the on-campus experience for students and are now advanced in planning a return to c(...)

Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh believes the one-shot Janssen vaccination, currently being offered to people aged 18-35 in pharmacies, will help aid the return to campus. File photograph: iStock

Irish universities are hopeful that students can return to large-scale lectures this autumn. However, this would be contingent on public health advic(...)

For most students, particularly at undergraduate level, colleges, universities, TUs and IoTs all serve the same broad purpose. Photograph: Getty

What’s in a name? Students working on their CAO form may be familiar with the different terms: university, technological university (TU), institute of(...)

The lowest completion rates were among higher certificate or ordinary degree courses in areas such as computing and engineering at institutes of technology. Photograph: iStock

Between 60 and 80 per cent of students in some third-level computing and engineering courses are dropping out, new data shows. Young men with low Lea(...)

The new Bill is part of Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee’s Justice 2021 plan. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government will seek to tighten up laws around harassment in order to further prevent offenders from contacting their victims. Officials in the D(...)

Mary Hernandez, president of Letterkenny Institute of Technology student union. Photograph: Joe Dunne

On any given day, Mary Hernandez sees the financial struggles facing students at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) up close. “Huge numbers h(...)

Dr Patrick Prendergast, Provost of  Trinity College Dublin, told an Oireachtas education committee on Thursday that a lack of personal contact with other students was affecting the mental health and wellbeing of many students. Photograph: Alan Betson

Demand for mental health support in some universities has doubled as students struggle with isolation and the shift to online learning. Dr Patrick Pr(...)

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