The President of Maynooth University, Philip Nolan

President of Dublin City University – Professor Brian MacCraith The core objective of education today should be to enable students to flourish in the(...)

Des O’Shea, Ulster Bank. Photograph: Shane O’Neill / SON Photographic

Ulster Bank has announced the appointment of Des O’Shea as its new chairman. Mr O’Shea follows Dr Philip Nolan, who will leave the board of directors(...)

 Philip Nolan, president of Maynooth University.

Maynooth University has received more than 4,000 first preference applications from the CAO for the first time since it was founded in 1997. A total (...)

Proponents say the new system will drastically reduce the number of students who miss out on their course due to random selection, and will incentivise more students to take subjects at higher level. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

As if students didn’t have enough to contend with. Between the Leaving Cert exams and the looming CAO change-of-mind deadline, sixth years have a lot (...)

Subjects such as archaeology may also appeal to the more technically minded. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Just over a decade ago, arts was flying high, until the great recession tipped the scales towards science degrees which saw a massive rise in CAO poin(...)

Arts student Rebecca Thornton, computer science student Daniel Flanagan and arts student Alisha Boylan who have taken part in a new critical skills module at Maynooth University. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“If there was an Olympics for test-taking, Irish students would be gold medallists.” So says Prof Brian MacKenzie of Maynooth University’s centre fo(...)

Almost €160 million in funding for the redevelopment of the campus at NUI Maynooth has been secured, according to the university’s president, Prof Philip Nolan. Photograph: David Sleator

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange has scrapped plans to set up a trading operation in Dublin in the wake of Brexit, the Sunday Business Post reports. (...)

Former minister for education Ruairí Quinn, Jacob Kestner, head of EduCo International’s Irish operations, Maynooth University president Philip Nolan and DCU president Prof Brian MacCraith

A global education firm which is setting up in Ireland to recruit international students to Irish universities says Brexit represents a major growth o(...)

Maynooth University has recorded its highest ever level of first-preference applications. It says its arts programme is now the most popular course in the country when measured by the number of first-preference applications

The number of students seeking college places in engineering and technology has fallen this year despite high-profile attempts to tackle a skills cris(...)

Philip Nolan of Maynooth University says greater flexibility and support was  helping to boost student engagement and combat drop-out rates.

Traditional third-level courses should be radically overhauled to allow students choose whether to specialise early or pursue a much broader range of(...)