Prof Kerstin Mey, who was appointed interim president of University of Limerick earlier this year. She says it is possible for women ‘to knock at and shatter the glass ceiling’. Photograph: Sean Curtin/True Media

Earlier this year Prof Kerstin Mey shattered one of the highest and hardest glass ceilings there is in Ireland. Her appointment as president of Unive(...)

Michael McGrath said the change was taken to ensure that all three super junior minsters  be “treated equally”. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

The decision to increase the salary of the third ‘super junior’ Minister in Cabinet by over €16,000 has been defended by Minister for Public Expenditu(...)

Just over half of first-year students reported experiencing sexual harassment in the form of sexual hostility   since beginning college. Photograph: iStock

Almost 30 per cent of female college students have experienced non-consensual sexual penetration due to force, the threat of force or while they were (...)

As minister for education in the late 1960s, Donogh O’Malley opened up secondary education to all Irish people. Photograph: Eddie Kelly / The Irish Times

Every now and then, an opportunity arises for a country to fundamentally reset expectations. One example was former minister for education Donogh O’Ma(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: ‘The establishment of the Munster Technological University will stimulate a more balanced growth of population and employment across Ireland.’ Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced the creation of the Munster Technological University involving Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Tech(...)

Minister of State for higher education Mary Mitchell O’Connor: anticipated sharp increase in number of grant applications for 2020/21 academic year. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Record numbers of students are expected to apply for grants in the coming academic year due to the volume of families affected by unemployment or redu(...)

The poll of more than 30,000 parents - which included about 19,000 whose children are due to sit the Leaving Cert - found that 71 per cent were not in favour of deferring the exams.

A large majority of parents of Leaving Cert students are not in favour of the Government’s decision to postpone exams until August, according to a sur(...)

The Cornelscourt site. In total, more than 80 objections were lodged against the proposal for the new complex.

Plans for a 452-apartment build-to-rent complex on land formerly owned by Dunnes Stores at Cornelscourt in south Dublin have been turned down. An Bo(...)

A range of measures are being introduced by third level institutions to address problems faced by students as a result of the pandemic. Photograph: Getty

The youth political wings of most of the country’s main political parties have called on ministers for education on both sides of the border to liaise(...)

Third-level students will not have to sit traditional end of year exams, with alternative arrangements being put in place by colleges and universities.  File photograph: Getty Images

Third-level students will not have to sit traditional end of year exams, with alternative arrangements being put in place by colleges and universities(...)

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