Tony Donohoe

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If we don’t have the requisite number of qualified Stem teachers in the system, this will have a knock-on impact on  Stem graduates at third level. Photo: iStock

Writing in The Irish Times a year ago, I cautioned that “if we continue to undervalue the role of teachers and to provide an inadequate model of fundi(...)

Physics in action: The shortage of qualified teachers threatens to undermine Government plans to make Ireland the best in Europe in so-called Stem subjects – science, technology, engineering and maths – within a decade. File photograph: Getty Images

As few as six graduates are in training to be physics teachers in secondary schools, new figures indicate. The shortage of qualified teachers threate(...)

Employers’ groups such as Ibec  say any  rises in the training fund levy amount to an “employment tax”.  Photograph: Getty Images

Businesses are set to be given a greater say in shaping the type of higher education and training courses to be delivered over the coming years in exc(...)

Parents’ ‘obsession’ with ensuring their children progress to third-level is a key reason why Irish workers are among the most overqualified in Europe, it has been claimed. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Parents’ “obsession” with ensuring their children progress to third-level is a key reason why Irish workers are among the most overqualified in Europe(...)

A total of 61,654 students who sat the Junior Cycle examinations in June can collect their results from their schools this morning and through the online examination results service on from 4pm. File photograph: Getty Images

More than 61,500 students will today become the first to receive their results in the new Junior Cycle format, which sees traditional grades such as A(...)

After nearly a decade of spending cuts, rising student numbers and falling numbers of academic staff, the higher education sector is under acute pressure. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Last year the computer chip giant Intel announced a sponsorship and mentoring programme for master’s students at University College Dublin. Science an(...)

The number of people in the Republic taking on apprenticeships plummeted during the recession, falling from about 29,000 to just over 5,700 in 2013. File photograph: Getty Images

Parents need to encourage their children to consider apprenticeships if Ireland is to build up a successful German-style training system for school-le(...)

 Ibec, however, told the committee that an income-contingent loan system was the only “equitable and sustainable” option. Photograph: Frank Miller

Thousands of graduates will end up leaving Ireland and may never return if a student loan scheme is introduced, an Oireachtas committee heard on Thurs(...)

The Leaving Cert is considered “deficit-based” and forces students to take subjects which they may not be able for. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Next week almost 50,000 students will find out how they fared in this year’s Leaving Cert. The results will play a crucial role in shaping the future(...)

 Judge Leonie Reynolds in 2010. The Circuit Court judge has been nominated for a High Court position. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has nominated Leonie Reynolds, a daughter of the former taoiseach Albert Reynolds, to be a judge of the High Court. Ms Reynolds is a (...)

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