An alternative option for students who have failed to meet entry requirements for their chosen courses may be to apply to their local further education (FE) college. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

From early morning, yesterday the queries poured into the Irish Times helpdesk, where our team of guidance counsellors answered questions in our live (...)

Manzi Joseph:set up GoFundMe page to raise money for college fees. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A student living in direct provision in Waterford has made an online appeal for money so he can continue his university studies. Manzi Joseph, who li(...)

“The regional economic system is broken,” says report author Dr Ray Griffin. Above, Waterford city. Photograph: iStock

A report examining the economic performance of the southeast claims there is a “missing generation” from the region, with economic recovery now “runni(...)

“Put out a bowl of water, maybe with a stone in the centre so smaller birds can perch on it while drinking.” Photograph: iStock

Nature is being hit hard by the drought and, while it is reacting to cope in its own natural way, it could do with a helping hand, according to plant (...)

‘People with dementia and their carers will grasp at any straw,’ said  Professor Robert Howard, head of Old Age Psychiatry at University College London. Photograph: iStock

A number of international health experts have challenged claims made by a team of Irish scientists that a new food supplement can slow the progress of(...)

Who was Robert Boyle  and why were his experiments so important in the development of the modern scientific method?

The importance of history as a core subject in school was recently articulated by Prof Diarmaid Ferriter in The Irish Times. Similar sentiments have b(...)

Waterford became part of history with a landslide victory for the Yes side in the abortion referendum. Photograph: Barry Cronin/AFP/Getty Images

“Repealed, repealed, repealed” was shouted triumphantly on Saturday as Waterford became part of history with a landslide victory for the Yes side in t(...)

Law graduates will come out with a really valued degree and the ability to find imaginative ways around seemingly intractable problems.

A law degree arms graduates with a particular set of abilities. Law graduates are highly valued for their research, analytical and problem-solving ski(...)

Seamus O’Brien, father of Cathal O’Brien,  who disappeared 24 years ago in Cork, at Farmleigh, with a rose during the  Missing Persons Ceremony. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The father of missing murder victim Cathal O’Brien has pleaded with anyone who has information about the whereabouts of his son’s body to come forward(...)

 Seamus O’Brien, father of Cathal O’Brien, who disappeared in Cork in 1994,  with a rose during the  annual missing persons ceremony at Farmleigh in 2016. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Gardaí investigating the disappearance of two men feared killed in Cork 24 years ago are to make an appeal on Monday night for any information that ca(...)

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