Most educators acknowledge the experience of online learning was far from ideal earlier this year as institutions  quickly pivoted to emergency remote learning. Photograph: iStock

I’m due to start my college course soon and have been told that most of the teaching will take place online this year. I struggled with online learnin(...)

Third level is not the only sensible option for school leavers. The last few years have seen a welcome development in additional apprenticeships and traineeships. Photograph: PA

As the Provost of Trinity College Dublin, I’m often asked for advice about which university somebody’s daughter or son should attend, or if they shoul(...)

Aoibhinn Ni Suilleabhain was subjected to two years of harassment by fellow academic. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A “zero tolerance” policy and a new concept of disclosure are among proposals that University College Dublin (UCD) has put forward to deal with sexual(...)

  Trinity College Dublin.  Universities have expressed ‘surprise and disappointment’ over delays in issuing Leaving Cert results which will force them to admit students to courses later than expected. Photograph: Getty Images

Universities have expressed “surprise and disappointment” over delays in issuing Leaving Cert results which will force them to admit students to cours(...)

The president of University College Cork Professor Patrick O’Shea has announced that he will retire early at the end of this year for ‘personal reason’. Photograph: Tomás Tyner/UCC

The president of University College Cork Professor Patrick O’Shea has announced that he will retire early at the end of this year for “personal reason(...)

A period of uncertainty lies ahead for Ireland’s students and universities alike. Photograph: Getty

Before the pandemic, colleges and universities were creaking due to a decade of underfunding. Now, with vital income from international students, comm(...)

Accounts for the seven universities represented by the Irish Universities Association show they earn about €70 million a year renting out rooms to students. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Third-level colleges have emptied for the summer but their managements are already grappling with how they will conduct a new academic year in the sha(...)

As minister for education in the late 1960s, Donogh O’Malley opened up secondary education to all Irish people. Photograph: Eddie Kelly / The Irish Times

Every now and then, an opportunity arises for a country to fundamentally reset expectations. One example was former minister for education Donogh O’Ma(...)

Prof Philip Nolan, Chair of NPHET Irish Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group. ‘As an academic, you sometimes wonder if the eclectic set of skills you built up will be of use to anyone.’ Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Life is long. As the Covid-19 pandemic has shown us, it’s full of unexpected obstacles. And while we’ve all been thrown off-course by the virus, few h(...)

The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) welcomed the clarity surrounding the examination intentions. File photograph: Eric Luke

The two main secondary teachers’ unions will meet on Friday evening to discuss the cancellation of the Leaving Certificate written examinations this s(...)

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