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The points requirement for CAO courses were bound to rise this year for a variety of reasons, including more students sitting the Leaving Cert. Photograph: Frank Miller

Points requirements for CAO courses were bound to rise this year for a number of factors, including the increased numbers of students sitting the Leav(...)

Demand for science courses has grown. Science at TCD rose by 5 points to 515, which compares to a final points requirement of 455 in 2010. Science at DCU rose 10 points to 460, a 23 per cent rise over five years, while at DIT points for science rose 30 points to 435. Photograph: Getty

Demand for science and technology courses has grown considerably this year in a sign that Government and industry efforts to attract school leavers to(...)

Only 43 of the 900-plus higher degree (level 8) courses listed on the CAO offered 100 or more places last year

Entry requirements for engineering, science, business, law and architecture saw the biggest increases this year. But CAO points released today also r(...)

Both Trinity College Dublin and UCD have jumped up considerably in the Shanghai rankings, one of the most prestigious international league tables for higher education institutions. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Both Trinity College Dublin and UCD have jumped up considerably in the Shanghai rankings, one of the most prestigious international league tables for (...)

Google’s prototype driverless car

Thanks to renewed government and legislative efforts, British roads may be bumper to bumper with autonomous cars sooner than you might expect. Whet(...)

UCD campus at Belfield. A group of UCD students are trying to ease the accommodation crisis for their peers by matching them with older people seeking company at home. Photograph: Eric Luke

An enterprising group of UCD students is trying to ease the accommodation crisis for their peers by matching them with older people seeking company(...)

UCD students walking by the  Veterinary Institute. Its veterinary science course has the highest points requirements at 585. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

With the number of students sitting the Leaving Cert this year increasing by 2,000 to 55,000, points requirements for CAO courses are bound to rise(...)

Cork City celebrate Mark O’Sullivan’s winning goal against UCD at Turner’s Cross in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Cork City 2 UCD 1 Despite going behind early, Cork City returned to the top of the Premier League after a hard-fought victory against UCD at Tu(...)

 UCD President Prof Andrew Deeks: “From my observation, coming from Australia and the UK, Ireland has the worst of both worlds in the sense that we get the smallest amount of money per student compared to Australia and the UK, but the student has to pay the biggest amount up front. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The student registration charge, which is set to hit €3,000 next year, has become a “barrier to higher education” and should be replaced with a stude(...)

Former president Mary McAleese said there was just something profoundly wrong and skewed” about asking “150 male celibates” to review the Catholic Church’s teaching on family life. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former president Mary McAleese has described as “completely bonkers” Pope Francis’s plan to ask a synod of bishops to advise him on whether church tea(...)

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