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The funeral of campaigner Christine Buckley yesterday at Church of St Therese, Mount Merrion, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Christine Buckley was “a woman of extraordinary courage,” said President Michael D Higgins yesterday. Speaking after her funeral at the Church of St T(...)

The online revolution

Here’s some food for thought. The largest education provider in Africa is based in the west of Ireland. With three million learners and a furth(...)

Seán Flynn’s death was decribed as “a loss both for Irish journalism and for higher education”.

The death of Seán Flynn was greeted with sadness yesterday by a large circle of admirers in the worlds of politics, journalism, education and trade un(...)

Trinity College Dublin: has 4,776 postgrads, 1,924 students using online learning and 44 per cent of its staff are between 20 and 39. Photograph: Frank Miller

The performance of each of Ireland’s third-level institutions can be compared in unprecedented detail with the introduction of a new performance-prof(...)

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Lecturers, and budding lecturers, should be thrilled. Demand for college places is rising exponentially. By the best estimates of the Higher Education(...)

Tom Boland of the HEA said surveys showed Ireland performed well in feedback from overseas students who attend third-level institutes. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

There has been a “significant increase” in the number of overseas students attending Irish colleges over the past year after a fall-off in previous ye(...)

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