Peter Cassells

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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(...)

Gardaí engage in a shoving match with protesters outside the Corrib gas terminal site in Ballinaboy, Co Mayo. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Energy company Shell has sold its 45 per cent stake in the Corrib gas field to a unit of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) in a deal worth (...)

A USI student protest in  Dublin over third-level fees.  The USI remains opposed to the introduction of an income-contingent student loan system. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has said it is concerned at comments made by the president of UCD in which he said the university might need to(...)

Earlier this year, Minister for Education Richard Bruton announced a proposal to raise an additional €200 million for the sector through increases in employer’s PRSI to the national training fund. Photograph: Istock

Employers are resisting Government plans to oblige them to contribute more to higher education through increases in a payroll levy. Earlier this year(...)

The USI is opposed to the introduction of an income-contingent student loan system. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Union of Students in Ireland has raised concerns over spending by higher education institutions following recent revelations about severance payme(...)

Joseph Ryan, chief executive of the Technological Higher Education Authority (Thea)

One of our key national challenges is balancing the need to support the thriving Dublin area while also investing in the sustainability of the remaind(...)

University College Cork: The €231,000 in charges left unpaid to UCC prior to the current academic year is spread between 150 students.

Irish universities are facing an added financial challenge due to unpaid fees, fines and student charges, records show. More than €560,000 is owed (...)

Peter Cassells, right, chairman of the expert group on higher education. He called the funding model for the sector  broken. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A college graduate could expect to pay €100-€150 per month over 10-15 years if a student loan scheme is introduced in Ireland, according to experts. (...)

 Minister for Education Richard Bruton and  Peter Cassells, chairman of the expert group on future funding for higher education, speaking recently at DIT.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A failure to agree soon on how to fund higher education will end up damaging the career prospects of a new generation of Irish students, the author of(...)

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