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If there is a reset to pre-pandemic grades next year, it will further penalise a 2022 cohort that has had their education blighted by two years of Covid-19 disruption. Photograph: The Irish Times

Champagne corks popped in many households last Friday when students received record high Leaving Cert results. By Tuesday afternoon, many celebration(...)

It must be a slightly unnerving prospect for lecturing staff and students to be starting out with such an elite group. File photograph: Getty

1. Barrier of 600 points well and truly shattered There was huge surprise across all involved in the college place allocations system in 2019 when U(...)

Due to the high number of students who secured close to or over 600 points this year, many medicine applicants who met all the criteria will be disappointed. Photograph: iStock

The class of 2021 has secured record high grades, but this has, in turn, led to record CAO points. This all means that thousands of students will be d(...)

There is additional pressure on third-level places with 84,817 CAO applicants this year – an increase of 8 per cent on 2020. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Some students who received more than 600 points in their Leaving Cert may miss out on their first-choice course in the first round of CAO offers on Tu(...)

Eve Shields: ‘I had to go into my first year of NUI Galway extremely depressed, and living in homeless accommodation.’  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

As third-level students return to Irish campuses, it’s a time of hope, expectation and anticipation for most. But for hundreds of students leaving the(...)

Jason Sherlock (22) is about to start a Master’s degree in international finance.

Another option for students who didn’t get the results they wanted is the college access route. NUI Galway, TU Dublin, UCD, Trinity College and Letter(...)

The implantable stimulator device which is used to treat tendon damage

An implantable stimulator device that combines with the human body’s biological power to treat disease, tendon damage and sports injuries has been dev(...)

Trinity College Dublin remains Ireland’s leading university in the country, climbing nine places to 146th in the Times Higher Education world university rankings 2022. Photograph: iStock

Some of Ireland’s top universities have climbed up the latest set of world rankings. However, there is mixed news for other colleges who either slippe(...)

Passersby read extracts from the Reflections on Covid exhibition at NUI Galway. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

Extracts of reflective essays written by students who breached Covid guidelines through actions such as organising house parties have become the centr(...)

Prof Máire Connolly at NUI Galway. Photograph: Martina Regan

The Irish woman leading an EU-wide system being set up to detect future pandemic risks has warned another one could strike at any time. Prof Máire Co(...)

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