Life in space is pretty remote, the stuff of fantasy for most of us – but can design principles learned from space travel be applied to living on plan(...)

Robert  Curgenven in St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Austria

When you enter CIT’s Wandesford Quay gallery in Cork, there is a maze made of black fabric. Inside the maze, voices speak over one another: tongue-twi(...)

The employment rate of new graduates in the last couple of years has been rising steadily. Photograph: Getty Images

Your final year has begun, but you may already be thinking ahead to what you want to be doing after you graduate. You may have noticed that the gradu(...)

Entry to the degree course in business and law in UCD is up nine points, to 529. Photograph: Alan Betson

Click here to download a PDF of the CAO’s 2017 Round One offers: The confidence engendered by the growing streng(...)

Ciara O’Brien (18), from  Rathfarnham, and  Elizabeth Bolger (18), from Rathmines,  after they collected their Leaving Cert results from Loreto on the Green. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

It’s been a nervous week for the class of 2017. Students had been warned: the new grading and CAO points means that points from 2016 or previous years(...)

The first round of this year’s CAO offers will be released on Monday. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Expert guidance counsellors Brian Howard and Deirdre Garrett were working on on Thursday answering people’s queries about Leaving Ce(...)

Carl O’Brien, education editor with The Irish Times, guidance counsellor Brian Howard, Minister for Education Richard Bruton, guidance counsellor Deirdre Garrett and Irish Times journalist Éanna Ó Caollaí. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

From early on Wednesday morning, the queries poured into the Irish Times helpdesk (, where our team of guidance counsel(...)

First year at college: “The biggest mistake students make is to manage their time badly and not realise that they have to keep on top of things from the very beginning.” Photograph: iStockophoto/Getty Images

Your first few weeks as a third-level student are likely to be a lot of fun and naturally you should make the most of it. But the shock of how differe(...)

Philip Leahy died after getting into difficulties while swimming at Ocean Beach in Maryland, in the US.

A young Cork student who lost his life during a swimming accident while on a student J1 visa in the United States was always interested in people and(...)

Philip Leahy, from Ballyhooly, Co Cork

The funeral of an Irish J1 student who died several days after suffering a cardiac arrest following a swimming accident in the US will take place next(...)

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