Maire Breathnach from Mayo makes a point to Minister for Transport Shane Ross at a public meeting held by environmental group Stop Climate Chaos  in Dublin on Wednesday.  Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

A speed date with your local TD on the issue of climate change might not seem like a potentially romantic engagement. But lack of passion was not an i(...)

In order to speed up the pace of change, the taskforce – established by Minister for State Mary Mitchell O’Connor – has proposed gender specific appointments. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is to fund dozens of women-only professorships over the next three years to help “eradicate gender inequality” in higher education(...)

Just 2 per cent of students take up apprenticeships and only 2 per cent of them are female, but “it is growing substantially” Minister of State John Halligan told the Dáil. Photograph: iStock

The number of women taking up apprenticeships has increased dramatically in the past three years, but from a very low base, the Dáil has heard. Just (...)

At the ESB Inter Colleges Challenge is the winning DIT team: Brian King, Lee Gibbons with Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, William Tunstead, ESB chief executive Pat O’Doherty and Cathal Kinirons.

Following an intense two-day challenge, four students from the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) have claimed the ESB Inter Colleges Challenge for (...)

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan, RIAM director Deborah Kelleher, Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor and (front row) Cormac Mac Canna (10), Yikai Zhao (7), Sarah Brazil (10) and Charlotte Croke (11) during Thursday’s announcement. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Royal Irish Academy of Music will almost double student numbers after a €20 million transformation of its Dublin campus on Westland Row, to make I(...)

Weronika Niemierzycka, Melody McGuirk and Anthea Ring from Rockford Manor Blackrock, Co Dublin at the STEM launch at Accenture The Dock, Dublin. Photograph: Jason Clarke.

Girls in secondary school and their teachers still do not know enough about science and technology subjects and the careers that might be open to them(...)

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A Government Minister has expressed her disgust at “slanderous” comments made about career guidance teachers. Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister of Sta(...)

A view of Maynooth University in Co Kildare. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Maynooth University has announced a partnership with a major Chinese university which will see 1,200 Chinese science and engineering students graduate(...)

Minister of State for higher education Mary Mitchell O’Connor said colleges had a long way to go to achieve gender equality. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The fact that there has never been a female university president in 426 years is a sign of how far the sector needs to go achieve gender equality, a G(...)

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(...)

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