Remember that third level is not like most schools, and the onus is on you to be self-motivated and self-aware. Photograph: iStock

Picking a college course can feel like the biggest decision a student has ever made. At this point, many will have a clear idea of what they want to d(...)

The shortage of chefs and commis chefs continues to bite in Ireland. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

The jobs market hasn’t been as good in over a decade. According to a list of in-demand jobs, compiled by career guidance website CareersPortal.ie, the(...)

Course selection can come down to running your options through a process of elimination.  Photograph: iStockphoto

Career guidance teachers have all sorts of tools and techniques to help young people figure out what they want to do after college. But what about sta(...)

The University of Limerick has said it is working closely with the HSE following ‘an outbreak’ of sexually-transmitted diseases  on the campus. File photograph: Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images

The University of Limerick has said it is working closely with the HSE following “an outbreak” of sexually-transmitted diseases (STIs) on the campus. (...)

Ballyfin, Co Laois: privacy, security and Irish hospitality. Photograph: Ballyfin

The hotel industry has welcomed the strong showing of Irish hotels in Condé Nast’s annual best hotels in the world, including Ballyfin in Co Laois whi(...)

Serena Williams beating her sister Venus at Wimbledon on Monday. Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

The Irish Times produced a Women’s Power List recently because, first, we’re worth it and, second, the BBC’s Women’s Hour radio programme had done (...)

Milani Laura and Elisabetta Scancassani of Italy celebrate winning the the final A in the lightweight women’s double scull at the World Rowing Cup III on Lucerne Rotses last month. Photo: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images)

Two Ireland teams this week pick up the baton handed over by the Ireland U-23 team. The Ireland women’s eight race tonight in Lucerne in Switzerland i(...)

Sinead Jennings: standout name in Division One of the women’s single sculls. Photograph: Inpho

Two of the keenest rivalries of recent years add spice to a bumper weekend of rowing on Blessington Lakes. Metropolitan Regatta tomorrow will b(...)