Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor and  Orla O’Connor, director of the National Women’s Council of Ireland,  are pictured at a  European Conference  in Liberty Hall, Dublin on Thursday. Photograph:  Maxwells.

International Women’s Day is in danger of becoming “what holy days used to be” and “a chance to skive off with friends”, the Minister of State for Hig(...)

Seahorse is a sharp and funny play about the anxiety of being a woman in modern Ireland.

Women’s day is leaking. The international day, which has been around for more than 100 years, these days sees events and campaigns starting days befor(...)

Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor said the Cabinet has agreed to legal changes which will pave the way for the college to be awarded university status. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) is set to secure university status within months after the Cabinet approved a change in legislation. (...)

Minister for Education  Joe McHugh  and President of Maynooth University, Philip Nolan at the opening of the new school of education at Maynooth University. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

International recruitment agencies are offering Irish trainee teachers thousands of euro up-front to move abroad to teach in subjects such as science (...)

The changes are being introduced in the wake of a High Court challenge taken by Wexford student Rebecca Carter. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

This year’s Leaving Cert students will have to wait just 48 hours after they get their exam results to find out if they have a college place. Up unti(...)

The Minister of State for Higher Education said she had made the decision despite being urged to give the race serious consideration. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Mary Mitchell O’Connor has ruled herself out of running for a seat in the forthcoming European elections. In a statement on Thursday, the Minister o(...)

The Royal College Surgeons’s new medical education building on York Street.   The RCSI is set to become the country’s eighth university under legislation likely to pass through the Oireachtas shortly

What’s in a name? A lot, if you are a college trying to attract international students and lucrative research funding. The Royal College of Surgeons (...)

 RCSI is planning to expand to create a ‘university quarter’  in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) is set to become the country’s eighth university under new legislation likely to complete its passage thr(...)

A total of 80 per cent of TUI members at Cork Institute of Technology (above) and 68 per cent of members at IT Tralee voted in favour of the merger.

Cork Institute of Technology and IT Tralee look set to apply to become a technological university within weeks after lecturing staff voted to support (...)

‘Funding per student has declined, and third-level capital infrastructure is underfunded.’ Photograph: iStock

Ireland is one of just two European countries where the third-level education system is “in danger” due to a funding shortfall and rising student numb(...)

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