Peter Mcguire

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 Trinity College Dublin professors Jonathan Coleman and Valeria Nicolosi: combining different perspectives

Do you want your phone battery to last longer? Are you curious about electric cars but afraid they won’t take you far enough? Would you like to instal(...)

Students sitting higher-level Irish paper two will have been pleased with a broad and varied paper that had something for everyone, particularly in th(...)

The second higher-level maths paper was tougher than Friday’s Paper One, teachers have said. “Students would have been far less happy leaving this pa(...)

Aoife Dooley says she has received dozens of online threats since her article appeared in a Junior Cert paper this week. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

The Garda has been notified of death and rape threats sent to comedian and illustrator Aoife Dooley after an article she wrote for The Irish Times app(...)

Languages are a key part of modern arts degrees, and graduates with a European language – particularly where it is coupled with business or ICT skills – will find themselves in high demand. Photograph: iStock

Arts degrees were once the most popular college choice. They swanned around the school like the queen bee that everybody wanted to hang out with. Thi(...)

Sonya Lennon: ‘Students considering their options should go with something they – not their parents – are really drawn to.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

CAO Countown: Sonya Lennon is a broadcaster and founder of Dress for Success Dublin, a charity that promotes economic independence for women by p(...)

Agriculture graduates  have a relatively high employment rate. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

Agriculture is moving centre stage. Consume less meat? Grow and eat more plants? Protect the environment? These are among the most discussed and urgen(...)

A recent Higher Education Authority survey found that 64 per cent of science graduates were in employment or about to start a job within nine months of graduation. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

For secondary school students, science generally means physics, chemistry and biology. At third-level, however, science is a very broad term, and refe(...)

Gone are the days where the occasional lazy teacher could simply kick back and get students to read the textbook

Teaching remains a prestigious profession in Ireland. The relatively high CAO points reflect that young people believe that it offers good career pros(...)

Quantity surveyors and building surveyors are particularly needed. Photograph: iStock

Ten years ago, the construction industry was in the throes of a catastrophic collapse. Architects, surveyors and tradespeople were emigrating en masse(...)

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