Tony Donohue

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Between the fourth quarters of 2015 and 2016, the strongest employment growth was in the construction sector, rising by 9.2 per cent. Photograph: iStock

It’s a fortuitous time to be a graduate: there are many opportunities to be found across a relatively broad range of sectors. But the growth in emplo(...)

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 (...)

Returning to learning: Choosing whether or not to continue education is heavily dependent on what was studied at undergraduate level. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

So, you’re finished college . . . Or are you? Education once took a fairly linear route: primary, secondary, college and work. Those days are gone. N(...)

Since 2013, the Smart Futures programme has  reached about 100,000 students at primary and secondary  levels. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

In classrooms around the country, primary schoolchildren are making prosthetic limbs. Others are growing bacteria and examining it under a microscope (...)

Independent career adviser Ronan Kennedy says millenials need to  develop their skills and experience beyond their qualification. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

For the third year in a row, graduates who are about to embark on a job hunt have reason to hope. Of course, some industries are stronger than others(...)

Susan Kilty, PwC people partner: “Make sure that, during your research, you explore the modules on offer in the different courses and if work experience or Erasmus is included.”

Picking a college course can be daunting. Once you’ve considered what course genuinely interests you – and this should always be your primary consider(...)

Arts graduates are among the least likely to be in employment nine months after graduating, and among the most likely to be studying for a post-graduate qualification. Photograph: Getty Images

You’ve probably heard the joke before: science students spend their careers asking “why does it work?”; engineering graduates ponder “how does it work(...)

Points for arts courses have fallen to a new low as students question the value of those degrees. Photograph: Getty Images/Istockphoto

Science is cool and sexy and you can earn loads of money. That’s the laser-guided message targeted at school students in recent years, with concerted(...)

At a conference in Dublin marking the 15th anniversary of the Business German in Ireland (BuGI) working group, a call  for early foreign language teaching was backed by almost all speakers

Ireland’s efforts to build a globalised economy are unsustainable in the long run, given its failed foreign language education policy, particularly i(...)

Gemma Linehan at CIT, where she is studying as an apprentice mechanic. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

The brightest young people go on to third level, and the brightest of all go to university: so goes the conventional narrative. But increasingly th(...)

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