Every student in the class received a fail grade from the lecturer - until IT Tralee intervened to raise their grades

Lecturers at Institute of Technology Tralee are refusing to attend exam and course meetings after an exam board at the college overturned a lecturer’s(...)

Exam boards are ‘having to put up a fight’ to avoid grades being inflated. Photograph: iStock

Students are most likely to secure first or upper-second class degrees at Dublin City University (72 per cent), followed by University College Dublin (...)

Students are most likely to get a first-class honour in Trinity (20 per cent) than in any other university, figures show. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Which university offers the best shot of a first-class or 2.1 degree? Is there much difference between University College Dublin and Trinity College D(...)

 Institute of Technology Tallaght: latest data indicates that institutes of technology managed to produce more first-class degree performances than universities. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The proportion of students at institutes of technology graduating with first-class honours degrees has doubled in the past 15 years, new fi(...)

More than 90 per cent of law graduates in  TCD receive either a first or a 2.1. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Education may be priceless, but increasingly the marketplace is putting a monetary value on a 2.1. For a long time, people wishing to do postgradua(...)

At Trinity College Dublin, only eight out of 301 students who sat psychology between 2004 and 2013 failed to achieve a 2.1 or a first.

Students attending Dublin City University (DCU) or University College Cork (UCC) have a much higher chance of graduating with a first class honours de(...)

The weir at the Dropping Well on the river Dodder, one of the barriers to be modified in a new fish-pass scheme. Photograph: Eric Luke

Several man-made weirs on Dublin’s Dodder river are to be modified to allow wild salmon and sea trout back upstream for the first time in more than 2(...)