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Students returned to Maynooth University campus recently. Universities say they are under severe financial strain with losses in commercial income set to climb this year.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Universities say they are under severe financial strain with losses in commercial income set to climb to €270 million due to the pandemic. The sector(...)

Colleges and universities  have access programmes for people like yourself who wish to explore their educational goals. Photograph: iStock

I never went to college after school. I found it hard to engage and went straight into a job. I’m in my 30s now. While I have a good job in Galway, I (...)

USI president Clare Austick says students are now looking for accommodation that ‘just isn’t there.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Perfect storm of Covid-related shortage of housing and delayed college offers has created a student housing crisis The scramble for accommo(...)

Welcome back week at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Vaccine certs, pre-booked library seats; it’s college, but not as you know it It was a year of college – without the experience. No large lectur(...)

At the launch of Ireland and the Magdalene Laundries: A Campaign for Justice, Authors of Ireland and the Magdalene Laundries: A Campaign for Justice (from left) Maeve O’Rourke, Claire McGettrick, James M. Smith and Katherine O’Donnell. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Irish State “continues to evade its responsibilities not just to survivors of the Magdalene Laundries but also in providing a truthful account of (...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley: ‘Next year will be a very different year. We’re very much hoping we’ll be post-Covid.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Leaving Cert grades look set to return to more normal levels in next year’s exams, down from record highs of the past two years. Minister for Educati(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley has signalled there will be a return to traditional Leaving Cert exams next summer. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

High levels of grade inflation in the Leaving Cert exams are “cruel” and need to return to normal next year, according to universities. Pól Ó Dochart(...)

University College Cork. Four programmes – dentistry in both Trinity and UCC, management science and information systems in Trinity, and economics and finance in UCD – require the maximum score possible of 625.

As with 2020, the Leaving Cert class of 2021 had the benefit of knowing their teachers would be making an assessment of what grades they might achiev(...)

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(...)

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