Trinity College Dublin Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast and law student Anna Grace in the college’s front square. Posters for clubs and societies have replaced stalls for Freshers’ Week this year. Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s Freshers’ Week at Trinity College Dublin and a cold wind rattles through the empty front square. The only telltale sign a new academic year is u(...)

Green tea Taoiseach Micheál Martin was sorely disappointed with Nphet but determined to move on in a renewed spirit of working together for the sake of the nation. File photograph: The Irish Times

Their approach to business may have been different but there was no doubt this week that the Taoiseach and Tánaiste were fuming over Sunday night’s le(...)

There is a need for a broad conversation on how we move young adults from secondary school to their desired career pathway, Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said. Photograph: Julien Behal

We need to get rid of the the “snobby” obsession with university as the only pathway for school-leavers, Minister for Further and Higher Education Sim(...)

Third level is not the only sensible option for school leavers. The last few years have seen a welcome development in additional apprenticeships and traineeships. Photograph: PA

As the Provost of Trinity College Dublin, I’m often asked for advice about which university somebody’s daughter or son should attend, or if they shoul(...)

The journey to college is never easy, but Trinity College Dublin is making attempts to smooth the road for students and staff with an application for (...)

Trinity College Dublin Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast said as much  face-to-face teaching and learning as possible will be provided under prevailing health and safety requirements. Photogrph: iStock

Trinity College Dublin has announced that the university will return in September with students receiving a combination of online lecture and face-to-(...)

DCU president Brian MacCraith: A 500-seat, tiered lecture theatre on campus will only accommodate 50  students. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A few weeks ago. Dublin City University president Prof Brian MacCraith requested experts to advise on how the capacity of its largest lecture theatre (...)

UCD has projected losses of up to €100m this year and expects a significant drop in international students numbers on campus. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Universities want extra Irish student places to be funded by the Government in the coming academic year to replace a sharp drop in the number of inter(...)

The Covid-19 Research Hub will be located at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute. The Covid-19 Research Hub will be located at Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute.

Trinity College Dublin is to set up a Covid-19 research hub that will focus on the most urgent scientific breakthroughs needed to address the current (...)

Dr Patrick Prendergast reassured secondary students hoping to study at Trinity that it will welcome new students in the autumn. Photograph: Tom Honan

The provost of Trinity College Dublin has said new students may end up starting college “slightly later” this year on foot of disruption to education (...)

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