Skillsoft was acquired in 2010 by SSI Investments, a firm funded by Berkshire Partners, Advent International and Bain Capital. The group was sold on to Charterhouse in 2014.

Skillsoft, the Dublin-headquartered e-learning company acquired by Charterhouse Capital Partners in a $2 billion (€1.76 billion) deal six years ago, h(...)

Knockdrin: the 19th-century neo-Gothic house sits on more than 400ha (1,000ac) near Mullingar

Given the disaster that was country-estate sales last year, it’s no surprise that January has brought with it a substantial price drop for the Co West(...)

Former DCU president Ferdinand Von Prondzynski has been at the centre of a conflict of interest row at a Scottish university. Photo: Matt Kavanagh

The former president of Dublin City University is at the centre of conflict-of-interest row at a Scottish university after his business partner was ap(...)

’Ireland top universities have been sliding down global rankings due largely to issues linked to long-term underfunding, worsening staff to student ratios and greatly diminished capacity for research.’ File photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

In much the same way as credit rating agencies downgraded the Irish economy in recent years, it’s easy to take issue with the private firms who compi(...)

Ferdinand Von Prondzynski. Photograph by Matt Kavanagh

A significant change occurred in Irish higher education during the time I was president of Dublin City University. Some time around 2009, the (...)

One of the many ironies of “free fees” for higher education is that they didn’t even succeed in getting Niamh Bhreathnach re-elected. The minis(...)