Tony Donohoe

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An Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development study indicates that 6% of university graduates are functionally illiterate. Photograph: Getty Imagfes

Lecturer Greg Foley could scarcely believe what he was seeing when marking his students’ lab reports recently. “Some of the stuff I was grading was t(...)

Incorporating a programme of continuous professional development into your career path will help to prepare you for changes in industry. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

According to Orla Graham, Deloitte’s chief human resources officer, the workplace of the future will change. The focus will be on greater collaboratio(...)

Ictu has written to Minister for Education Joe McHugh seeking a meeting to raise concerns

Trade unions are seeking an urgent meeting with the Minister for Education to raise “grave concerns” over plans to give big business a greater say in (...)

Prior to the last budget, the then minister for education Richard Bruton  requested actions to secure “greater employer engagement and to strengthen governance and oversight” of the National Training Fund. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Employers and big business will have a key say in where hundreds of millions of euro in education investment will go over the coming years, according (...)

In Switzerland about two thirds of 15 year olds enter apprenticeships which are “highly valued” in their society, the  Oireachtas education committee has heard. Image: iStock

The prestige of apprenticeships has declined due to an “overwhelming” focus on college places and CAO points, an Oireachtas education committee has he(...)

The SFI Centres for Research Training programme will launch in 2018 with the aim of delivering postgraduate research and training programmes with a focus on employability, professionalism, and sectoral and international mobility. Photograph: iStock

While competition for qualified researchers is intense, this is not necessarily a sign of a skills shortage, according to Ibec head of education Tony (...)

In construction there are opportunities for people with skills ranging from bricklaying to architecture and quantity surveying. Photograph:  Colin Keegan

There’s never been a better time for graduates to stay in Ireland. Job prospects at home, in both the private and public sectors, have not been this g(...)

Children attending the Nord Anglia International School in a drum workshop. About €14m has been invested in the school to date. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

The arrival of the country’s most expensive school is a sign of what is likely to be a major new growth area: education targeted at children of mobile(...)

CSO figures show that 47 per cent of  workers in Ireland aged 20-69 had a private pension in 2015, down from 51 per cent in 2009 and 54 per cent in 2008.

It finally looks set to be on the way, several years after other countries have sought to address their own looming pension crises by forcing people t(...)

Points for many science courses have shot up over over recent years, while points for arts courses have fallen

This week a number of major reports confirmed what most recent arts graduates could probably have told you without the need for costly research: they (...)

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