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Research indicates Ireland is one of only two European countries where the third-level education system is ‘in danger’. Photograph: iStock

Our higher education system is vital to creating jobs, raising living standards and supporting our citizens to reach their full potential. However, th(...)

It is almost three years since a report by an expert group chaired by Peter Cassells on the future funding of higher education was published. It recommended urgent changes to ensure the system was “fit for purpose”

Controversial proposals for a student loan scheme to fund third-level education are being referred by the Government to the European Commission for de(...)

Leader 1 23/07/2018

The Government’s decision to give a green light to the State’s first technological university was hailed by ministers last week as a sign of its ambit(...)

The most likely scenario is that up to 696 fewer primary teachers will be required between 2019 to 2021 as a result. File photograph: Getty Images

Hundreds of primary teachers will be surplus to requirements over the coming years due to falling numbers of projected pupils, according to a spending(...)

Jim Miley, Irish Universities Association director general. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland’s universities are seeking a substantial increase in funding to counteract the impact of cuts to the higher education sector over the past dec(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for higher education Mary Mitchell O’Connor said that university rankings  can impact on international perceptions of our education system.

The Department of Education is to work with universities to identify ways of improving their performance in international rankings. This follows the (...)

NUI Maynooth: The Edward M Kennedy Institute is leading a research project on religion and peacebuilding within the framework of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Photograph: Eric Luke

A consensus on European values and a wholesome confidence in the future of Europe are further away now than 15 years ago. A similar psychological slip(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton says it is not yet possible to say how much a student loan scheme for higher education will cost. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said it was not possible to say how much a student loan scheme for higher education would cost as work was only (...)

More than 300 senior gardaí from across the country are expected to attend a two-day Garda “think-tank” on Thursday and Friday which will examine the (...)

A recent OECD study measuring the benefits of a third-level degree estimated that lifetime earnings for Irish graduates were boosted by about €320,000. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

With the CAO points published this week, many parents are preparing to send their children to third level for the first time. Along with the understan(...)

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