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A primary criticism is that Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is disconnected from his own parliamentarians, says one Leinster TD.  File photograph: Alan Betson

Late on Tuesday evening, 10 or so Fianna Fáil TDs, mostly drawn from those elected to the Dáil for the first time last February, congregated in a corn(...)

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin’s harrowing account of two years of harassment by a colleague, and in particular her criticism of UCD for its lack of support, described an organisation that has yet to make the cultural adjustment required to confront the problem. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A week of bad publicity over its handling of sexual harassment has pushed University College Dublin (UCD) into a belated reckoning. Academic Aoibhinn (...)

Trinity College Dublin: Some senior higher education figures are worried students will defer over fears of losing out on the traditional college experience. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Universities are to limit the number of students who are allowed to defer taking up their places amid concern that many may choose to take a gap year (...)

Minister for  Higher Education Simon Harris said the creation of additional places mean significantly more applicants have received offers  at this stage. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

CAO points for entry into many college courses climbed to record highs on foot of grade inflation in this year’s Leaving Cert. Overall, points were u(...)

The Government was desperate to find additional higher education places in recent weeks as soon as it realised the scale of grade inflation that was coming down the tracks. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

1. Grade inflation sends points soaring In normal years, CAO points don’t jump around all that much; they tend to creep up or down based on supply a(...)

At universities, most courses are up with colleges such as Trinity College Dublin recording an average points increase of 27.

CAO points for entry into most college courses have increased significantly this year, new figures show Grade inflation in this year’s Leaving Cert r(...)

Third-level students should consider not returning home at the weekends during the academic term, in order to reduce the spread of Covid-19, chairman of CAO board says.

Third-level students should consider not returning home at the weekends during the academic term in order to reduce spread of Covid-19, the chairman o(...)

Sources say there has been a 7 per cent increase in CAO points for courses across the board

CAO points for entry into most college courses are set to increase significantly this year despite frantic efforts by the Government to ease upward pr(...)

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