Peter Mcguire

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“Rent and transport are the biggest costs facing students but, in terms of their college week, they could potentially get through it with as little as €10.” Photograph: iStock

During Leaving Cert results week last year, Minister for Education Joe McHugh caused controversy when he suggested families who could not afford unive(...)

Remember the course you choose this year might not necessarily reflect the career that you end up with

Not even 20, and making a decisive call on your future – or that’s the narrative young people often hear about going to college, at least. But it’s re(...)

Students living away from home can expect to spend at least €1,494 per month, according to DCU. Photograph: iStock
How much does college cost?

DCU’s student support and development office estimates that, for the year 2019-2020, students living away from home can expect to spend at least €1,49(...)

“Parents and schools pay a lot of attention to feeder school lists, and therefore they are massively important.” Photograph: iStock

“Misleading” and “unidimensional” or “hugely popular with parents” and “radical and left wing”? As ever, the publication of today’s feeder school lis(...)

Our data lists include all schools in the Republic of Ireland where 11 or more pupils sat the Leaving Cert in 2019.

Click here to access the Feeder School app Click here to download the full 2019 Feeder School tables The information published today (...)

The german supermarkets were initially greeted with a mix of suspicion and confusion, which gradually gave way to acceptance, all while changing th(...)

Groningen. ‘There is a lot of interest in Dutch universities: they have high-ranking courses.’ Photograph: iStock

The CAO has an almost hallowed air, but going to college abroad can be a particularly rewarding, more accessible and often cheaper option than staying(...)

Information about a college course is invaluable, but there’s no way of knowing whether a particular college is the right fit for you unless you pay a visit to the campus.

A college website can tell you only so much. Information about a college course is invaluable, but there’s no way of knowing whether a particular coll(...)

Bringing your parents to college open days can be helpful. Photograph: iStock

Open days are not just a chance for students to explore their college or post-Leaving Cert (PLC) course options. These days, parents are just as likel(...)

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