Tony Donohoe

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 Minister for Education Richard Bruton said high quality education and training was key to boosting the higher education sector. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The former chief executive of the Royal College of Surgeons has been appointed chair of Higher Education Authority (HEA) by Minister for Education Ric(...)

Senator Kevin Humphreys: “There were examples of [JobBridge] abuses which were highlighted by the media, but the success stories were not publicised.’’ File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A Labour Senator and former minister of state Kevin Humphreys has denied that the JobBridge scheme was abused by employers on a widespread basis and s(...)

UCD is not alone in offering “literacy clinics” for struggling students. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fiona Ó Murchú, a secondary teacher in Co Louth, regularly ploughs through students’ essays. The results are not pretty. There are the forest-style(...)

Conor Gallagher from Ballsbridge, who got nine A1s in the Leaving Cert last year, celebrates with classmates. One student repeated the feat this year and got nine A1s. Photograph: Eric Luke

For every Leaving Cert student, today is a landmark occasion in a very personal educational journey. But the results are also being closely watched by(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan said the changes are aimed to offer viable alternatives to third level education. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A major overhaul of state-sponsored apprenticeships has been unveiled, aimed at providing school-leavers with a “viable, legitimate, positive alternat(...)

The most common minimum standard among all employer organisations was to have at least a 2.1 degree.  Some 69 per cent of indigenous firms and 71 per cent of foreign firms had this requirement. File photograph: Reuters

Some 70 per cent of employers expect at least a 2.1 degree from job applicants, a major new survey shows.The study, published on Wednesday by the Depa(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: said the picketing ‘sits uneasily’ with the unions‘ commitment to knowledge and learning.

Business group Ibec has strongly criticised the use of pickets at teacher training centres to obstruct the roll-out of the new junior cycle programme.(...)

Jim O’Neill of ASTI joined other secondary school picketing teachers at St David’s CBS Artane, Dublin, on Thursday morning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Secondary teacher unions are to re-enter talks next week with Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan to see whether compromise can be reache(...)

Barely a day goes by without a senior Government minister launching yet another national jobs plan that seeks to get people back to work. It’s easy(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan: she has described school-based assessment as integral to reform of the junior cycle. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Secondary teacher unions have begun initial discussions on a possible compromise on junior cycle reform but have resolved to put the talks on hold un(...)

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