Retired fisherman Fred Hammond at Balbriggan harbour. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fred Hammond points up at a grubby apartment block from his makeshift seat on a pile of fishing nets and wonders how it was allowed to be built. It r(...)

UCD: The report was commissioned by the Irish Universities Association, which has been highlighting what it says is the absence of a sustainable funding model for Irish universities.

Graduates from Irish universities stand to earn a slightly higher wage premium compared with graduates from some of the UK’s most prestigious universi(...)

President Michael D Higgins  at the opening of a €15 million student centre at Dublin City University on Thursday. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

President Michael D Higgins has encouraged students to speak out about mental health issues and to be alert for signs that their friends might need pr(...)

Prof Brian MacCraith president of DCU: DCU is ‘acutely aware of the financial pressures that are placed on students and their families’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The president of DCU is calling on policy makers to take action to help control the escalating rental cost of student housing. Professor Brian MacCra(...)

University presidents say a student loan scheme would be the fairest way of securing vital funding to tackle a “crisis” in higher education. File photograph: Getty Images

University presidents say the introduction of a student loan scheme is the fairest way of securing vital funding to tackle a “crisis” in higher educat(...)

Academics have warned that students at third level are increasingly unable to cope with courses that require maths  competence and require support to pass exams. Photograph: The Irish Times

Higher education officials are concerned at high dropout rates in maths-related courses, where up to 80 per cent of students are failing to progress (...)

Rising number in need of support is likely to raise further questions over the merits of the new Leaving Cert maths syllabus, “project Maths”. Photograph: Getty Images

Students at third level are increasingly unable to cope with courses which require competence in maths and require extra support in order to pass thei(...)

 Prof. Brian MacCraith, President DCU (left) Prof. Philip Nolan, President NUI and Prof. Cathal Kelly, CEO. Prof MacCraith has announced the coming together in Dublin of St Patrick’s College Drumcondra, the Mater Dei Institute of Education, and the Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) on a new campus at St Patrick’s in Drumcondra.  Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Dublin City University (DCU)is committed to protecting the ethos and identity of those Catholic and Protestant Colleges which are to become the Instit(...)