Irish universities such as Trinity College Dublin have slipped in international rankings. It is “unwise and undesirable to give the league tables so much weight”, said the Hepi report. Photograph: iStock

Governments and colleges should ignore international university rankings because they are flawed and unreliable, according to an analysis by a UK high(...)

Many preschools say they are under acute financial pressure and do not have the capacity to cope with the expanded  free preschool year. Photo: Dara Mac Donaill

1 School admissions New school admissions legislation due to be enacted next year will oblige schools to set aside no more than 25 per cent of plac(...)

Oxford university vice chancellor Prof Louise Richardson

Oxford university will struggle to retain its status as the best university in the world as a result of Brexit, its Irish-born vice chancellor has war(...)

University College Cork:  with 20,700 students and making teaching as much a priority as research, it has been named  Sunday Times University of the Year for the second successive year and the fifth time overall.

TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN (TCD) When is its open day? December 10th, 9am-3.30pm Life on campus Trinity has cobbled squares, historic buildings and gre(...)

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has over 200 clinical consultants on their teaching staff, enabling students to receive consultant-delivered clinical teaching in small groups. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland When? January 4th, from 10am. Located just off St Stephen’s Green, in one of the busiest spots in Dublin, the f(...)

Students Lucy Mangan (left) and  Clara Hickey both from DCU at Wednesday’s protest. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Students from across Ireland attended a protest in Dublin on Wednesday afternoon and heard calls from student leaders on the Government to increase in(...)

Front Square in Trinity College Dublin. Irish universities are bracing themselves for further falls in international rankings this week.

Irish universities are bracing themselves for further falls in international rankings this week, with the publication of the influential Times Higher (...)

Points for arts courses have fallen to a new low as students question the value of those degrees. Photograph: Getty Images/Istockphoto

Science is cool and sexy and you can earn loads of money. That’s the laser-guided message targeted at school students in recent years, with concerted(...)

Richard Bruton: he dismissed suggestions by some university leaders that a proportion of corporation tax should be set aside exclusively for the third-level sector

Universities must agree to a series of reforms in return for any increases in funding, Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said. Mr Bruton con(...)

Trinity College Dublin:  the only Irish university ranked in the top 100 international universities.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A decade of higher educational cutbacks means nearly all of Ireland’s universities are continuing to fall in international rankings and the decline w(...)

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