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Forty five apprenticeship programmes are currently available, spanning the engineering, construction, motor, electrical, finance, hospitality and food, biopharma, logistics, property services and ICT industry sectors. Photograph: iStock

On Thursday last, tens of thousands of places on level 8 and level 6/7 degree and higher certificate programmes were offered by the CAO to applicants (...)

Laura Newsome, a long-distance commuting student: she is frequently late for lectures due to traffic delays. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Adrasteia Hughes accepted her offer of a place studying sociology and linguistics at UCD, she had no idea of just how draining the daily commute (...)

To further my education, I was dragged, on a day off, to see a nearby cottage conversion – or more accurately a “reversion” to more traditional insulating techniques better suited to old stone dwellings. Photography: Avalon/Getty Images

Away from home recently, I was speaking to my wife when I heard a sinister noise. I could tell by her breathing and the muffled ambient sound that she(...)

An Post has unveiled four stamps to honour the contribution of the Scottish-born philanthropist Andrew Carnegie who funded 66 libraries in Ireland

An Post has unveiled four stamps to honour the contribution of the Scottish-born philanthropist Andrew Carnegie who funded 66 libraries in Ireland. T(...)

Heavy traffic of mountain climbers lined up to summit Mount Everest in a photograph taken by climber Nirmal Purja’s Project Possible expedition on May 22nd. Photograph: Project Possible/AFP/Getty Images

An Irish mountaineer who has summited Everest nine times, said that some of the Nepalese proposals to police the world’s highest peak are “too restric(...)

National Library director Sandra Collins with actor Rory Dignam playing the role of Sebastian Dangerfield, the protagonist of Donleavy’s novel The Ginger Man. Photograph: Dave Meehan

There are many stories surrounding the writing and publication of The Ginger Man, JP Donleavy’s great novel about student life in postwar Dublin in th(...)

Once upon a time, going to college was the-be-all and end-all. What mattered was CAO points and the third-level college and course that a student got (...)

An audit of how suspected child abuse cases are referred to gardaí by social workers is to be undertaken following a highly critical inspection of services.

An audit of how suspected child abuse cases are referred to gardaí by social workers is to be undertaken following a highly critical inspection of ser(...)

Abandoned tents and rubbish litter a campsite after last year’s  Electric Picnic. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Electric Picnic promoter Melvin Benn has said he is “appalled” by the number of festival-goers who leave their tents behind. Each year the main camps(...)

Speaking at the Parnell Summer School, Eamon  Gilmore said Ireland needed to pursue the goals in its foreign policy documents supporting multilateral institutions like the EU and UN. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland is one of the “most respected countries in the world” with an influence disproportionate to its size, the EU special representative for human (...)

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