Trinity College Dublin lost its status as Ireland’s only top-100 university in the latest QS World University Rankings. Photograph: Robert Alexander/Getty Images

Ibec has criticised the Government’s plan to establish a so-called “rainy day fund”, suggesting the pot of money to be set aside is too small to act a(...)

Birr Castle: A decade later and I-Lofar is up and running now for almost one entire earth year, testament to the unwavering determination its supporters.  Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

We can’t keep dragging up the late, Irish laureate Ernest Walton’s name every time Ireland’s scientific reputation is somehow considered under threat.(...)

Since their origins in 2003, there are now approximately 17 different global university rankings. The overwhelming majority  are developed by commercial, often media, companies with only approximately 7 per cent developed by a government organisation. File photograph: Getty Images

Mark Twain popularised the phrase, attributed to Disraeli, “lies, damned lies and statistics”. A modern-day take could apply well to university rankin(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for higher education Mary Mitchell O’Connor said that university rankings  can impact on international perceptions of our education system.

The Department of Education is to work with universities to identify ways of improving their performance in international rankings. This follows the (...)

Trinity College Dublin has lost its status as Ireland’s only top-100 university. File photograph: Getty Images

Irish universities have tumbled down the latest set of influential world rankings, sparking alarm among senior academics over the funding “crisis” fac(...)

Neuroscientists at NUI Galway have claimed to have made a breakthrough in regenerative medicine approaches to Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s is a c(...)

Mock operating theatre/intensive care units at the RCSI’s York Street facility. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Lucina lies in labour on a hospital bed screaming for an epidural even though she can feel no pain. She is Ireland’s only “birthing mannequin”, a €75,(...)

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2018. Photograph: iStock

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2018. Brexit means “great opportunities(...)

University College Dublin: UCD ranked in the top 100 for 13 subjects while Trinity College Dublin saw its share of top-100 places decrease from 16 to two. Photograph: Eric Luke

Four Irish universities have taken top-100 positions for at least one subject in the latest world university rankings. The leading performance for an(...)

Trinity College Dublin’s Dean of Research Prof John Boland welcomed the fact the university has recaptured top spot among  Irish universities, but expressed concern at a drop of 30 places overall in the space of one year. File photograph: Getty Images

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has admitted a “really stupid mistake” it made saw it drop down the rankings of the world’s best universities. The unive(...)

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