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Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris launched a ‘one-stop online shop’ for those who have lost their jobs, offering free retraining and upskilling courses. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

More than 1,000 employers have applied for a grant-aided Government scheme to take on apprentices this year. As the State begins the roll-out next mo(...)

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris: ‘The conversation among school leavers about the range of options gets shut down once the CAO form is presented.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Leaving Cert students will be able to choose between CAO and further education options at the same time from next year under plans to tackle “academic(...)

A cycle of IVF usually costs between €6,000 and €10,000 depending on which treatment is required and which clinic you are using. Photograph: iStock

In 2019, the government committed to publicly funding infertility services, including IVF. Lynn Enright asks if it will happen this year and speaks(...)

Robert Watt is moving from Merrion Street to Baggot Street to take up his new job as secretary general of the Department of Health. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Monopoly money is not just for Christmas, you know. So here are some sums. Cross the road outside Government Buildings on Merrion Street and turn lef(...)

Minister for Further and Higher Educaiton Simon  Harris told the Dáil that what happened last year was not “just a blitz”. File photograph: Brian Lawless/ PA Wire

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has confirmed that the 2,225 extra college places secured last year during the controversy over(...)

A meeting of the parliamentary party heard questions on if the figures of new Covid infections will be low enough to allow for a return to school. File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Covid-19 vaccines will make the world “very different” but the State is now facing into the “hardest quarter” of the pandemic, Fianna Fáil TDs have he(...)

Despite the unique challenges the class of 2020 faced, grades awarded through the calculated grades process were over 4 per cent higher than 2019 levels. Photograph: Getty Images

Click here to download the full 2020 Feeder School tables or search using the table in this article. If you are reading this on The Irish Ti(...)

The Irish Dental Association said many members are concerned about operating due to increased prevalence of coronavirus in the community. File photograph: Getty

Dentists are heading towards a significant crisis due to lack of support and engagement during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to representatives fro(...)

 Nord Anglia Dublin International School student John Gorman with his project, a wind turbine assisted electric scooter. Photograph: Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography

In a world of increasing polarisation where the role of evidence is under siege, the importance of science and technological research in improving liv(...)

School closures could well last beyond the end of the month if community transmission of the virus does not fall significantly. Photograph: iStock

How long could school closures last? The Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19 met on Tuesday to discuss likely closures of up to three weeks. However(...)

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