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A shortage of apprentices in key trades is hindering efforts to tackle the Republic’s housing squeeze, builders warn. The Construction Industry Feder(...)

The study documented the diet and body weight of a nationally representative sample of secondary school students across Ireland during 2019 and until March 2020. File photograph: Getty

Irish teenagers are not eating enough fruit and vegetables. They are consuming less than three servings a day while consumption of sugar, salt and sat(...)

Trinity College Dublin has retained its status as Ireland’s top-ranked third-level institution. Photograph: iStock

Several of Ireland’s top universities have slipped down the latest set of global rankings, while Trinity College Dublin has retained its status as Ire(...)

Following the return of on-campus education, many universities will retain elements of online or distant learning in their delivery model.

Dublin City University What they use: A range of digital tools and platforms as part of Loop, with Moodle at the core. Zoom for live teaching, Mahar(...)

Distance learning was built into DCU’s DNA from the very beginning, long before the internet arrived in Ireland

Dublin City University What they use: A range of digital tools and platforms as part of Loop, with Moodle at the core. Zoom for live teaching, M(...)

Distance learning was built into DCU’s DNA from the very beginning, long before the internet arrived in Ireland

  Dublin City University What they use A range of digital tools and platforms as part of Loop, with Moodle at the core. Zoom for live teaching(...)

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 vacancies in the Upper House arose due to the resignations of Fine Gael’s Michael D’Arcy and Elisha McCallion, a former Sinn Féin MLA and MP. Photograph: Tom Honan

Harry McGee Political Corresondent Government candidates have comfortably won the two Seanad byelections prompting predictions from Taoiseach Micheál(...)

Apprentice mechanic Samantha Kao at  Bus Éireann’s Broadstone depot in Dublin. “We really all do learn differently. You get a chance to put into practice what you’re learning all the time.” Photograph: Naoise Culhan

Even though Samantha Kao had a passion for engines as a teenager, at schools she was advised against becoming an apprentice mechanic. “We were always(...)

The rise  was sharpest in Dublin, with the numbers owning a property increasing by 8 per cent to 916,400 at the end of 2020.

The number of homeowners rose across the country in 2020 as the impact of the pandemic saw more people eschew the vagaries of the rental market for t(...)

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