Jim Miley

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Overall, schools will receive 5 per cent more in capitation funding from September 2019 - the first increase in a decade - at a cost of just over €10 million. File photograph: Getty Images

A modest increase in school capitation funding and the creation of 1,300 new classroom posts are among the key education measures in Budget 2019. Ov(...)

Irish universities are seeking more freedom and flexiblity to hire and pay staff in order to compete with Europe’s top-performing colleges. Photograph: iStock

Irish universities are seeking more freedom and flexibility to hire staff in order to compete with Europe’s top-performing colleges. The aims are con(...)

Jim Miley, Irish Universities Association director general. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland’s universities are seeking a substantial increase in funding to counteract the impact of cuts to the higher education sector over the past dec(...)

Trinity College Dublin has lost its status as Ireland’s only top-100 university. File photograph: Getty Images

Irish universities have tumbled down the latest set of influential world rankings, sparking alarm among senior academics over the funding “crisis” fac(...)

 Pictured at the Irish Research Council announcement were: (l to r) Prof Ursula Kilkelly, member of the council; Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Education and Skills; Laureate awardee, Dr Dawn Walsh, University College Dublin and Laureate awardee and  Dr Larisa Florea, Dublin City University.  Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

The Government has moved to substantially increase “frontier research” by allocating €30 million to third level institutions in 36 projects approved b(...)

Irish universities argue they should be given much greater freedom to hire staff now that many of them are generating the bulk of their incomes privately. Photograph: Getty Images

When it comes to recruiting the very best talent for Irish universities, are we paying enough to secure the top academics? Ask any university preside(...)

The Government last year provided a special derogation from public sector pay restrictions to help universities hire world-leading researchers on salaries of up to €250,000.

Universities have received Government approval to recruit top academics on salaries of up to €337,000 a year. Under public sector pay rules, salaries(...)

Minister For Education Richard Bruton said universities would not lose out under the new funding model for third level. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Irish universities have warned of the “urgent need” to deal with underfunding of higher education. While they welcomed a new funding model for the se(...)

Fianna Fail raised $116,500 when Bertie Ahern was leader and taoiseach but the party’s US fundraising efforts petered out thereafter. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Declared donations collected in the US by Fianna Fáil over the past three decades amount to a tenth of what Sinn Féin raised from donors in the US du(...)

Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar has said the project has been a “fantastic experience and success” that had helped re-establish Ireland’s reputation globally as a premier holiday destination. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Gathering initiative generated €170 million in tourism revenue and attracted up to 275,000 additional visitors, but any repeat would likely prove (...)

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