CAO 2015  first preference statistics show that demand for construction and engineering courses continues to rise. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

That well-worn political slogan “it’s the economy, stupid” seems to have been taken to heart by this year’s college applicants as demand continues to(...)

Protests at Newpark Comprehensive, Blackrock, Co Dublin.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Another day, another compromise plan for junior cycle reform dashed.The teacher unions must be aware that the scope for further negotiation is limited(...)

The first ever Higher Education System Performance Report says higher level educational institutions have responded “flexibly to demographic, staffing and financial pressures” while also adapting to meet Government objectives for the system as a whole.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Higher education in Ireland is competing “very well internationally” and graduate employment has bounced back to pre-crisis levels, a major review of (...)

Barbara da Masceno (24) from Brazil was among the language students who took part in a lunchtime protest  outside the offices of the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service today.

An interdepartmental task force has been set up to manage the fallout from the recent closure of a number of private language colleges.The task force,(...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn told the council last month of how even the family law courts had opened up to media coverage with a view to informing the wider community. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Teachers facing disciplinary action will be able to stop “fitness-to-teach” hearings from being held in public unless there is a change in legislat(...)