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Research shows recruitment firms are struggling to fill vacancies in rapidly growing areas such as IT, science/engineering and business. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

More than 100,000 “economically inactive” homemakers, retirees and jobless people could be encouraged into the labour force with flexible working hou(...)

Secondary school teachers are trained through a two-year postgraduate masters in education, meaning most will have to spend six years at college. Photograph: iStock

Even the best schools, teachers and principals have problems that are outside their control. Schools don’t operate in a vacuum: education is highly po(...)

Panti Bliss told young people at a wellness event in Dublin: “If everyone was captain of the football team, everyone would come up with the same solutions.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Panti Bliss had a message for thousands of young people who gathered today at a wellbeing summit for teenagers: “Difference is good.” The drag queen (...)

Angela Dunne, teaching principal at Loughmore national school, Co Tipperary, holding a copy of the submission from the National Principals Forum highlighting the “unsustainable” pressure on principals. Photograph: Alan Betson

In the past couple of years Angela Dunne has seen six fellow principals step down from their roles. “Not because of age or retirement, but purely bec(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  with Vivienne Bourke, principal of St Luke’s National School, and Tim Stapleton, principal of Tyrrelstown Educate Together, during a visit to the two schools which were closed this week over structrual concerns. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

The developer at the centre of controversy over school building standards has published “certificates of completion” it received from the Department o(...)

Members of DCU’s students’ union campaign to prevent the deportation of student Shepherd Machaya.

Students at Dublin City University are campaigning to prevent the deportation of a scholarship student who is mid-way through his college degree. Shep(...)

Members of DCU’s students’ union campaign to prevent the deportation of student Shepherd Machaya.

Students at Dublin City University are campaigning to prevent the deportation of a scholarship student who is mid-way through his college degree. She(...)

A view of Maynooth University in Co Kildare. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Maynooth University has announced a partnership with a major Chinese university which will see 1,200 Chinese science and engineering students graduate(...)

In the aftermath of the Brett Kavanaugh controversy, and on the eve of International Day of the Girl, a parody song about what a frightening moment th(...)

A recent study by NUI Galway indicated that about 70 per cent of women and 40 per cent of men reported experiencing some level of sexual hostility by the end of their third level studies. Photograph: iStockphoto

Sexual consent classes for students should be embedded across all third level colleges, according to the Minister of State for Higher Education. Mary (...)

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