Carl O Brien

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 Minister of Further and Higher Education Simon Harris said the new platform will provide a safe and anonymous medium for students and staff to report incidents of bullying, assault or sexual violence Photograph: :Gareth Chaney/ Collins Photos

Students and staff in third level colleges will be able to anonymously report incidents of bullying, assault or sexual violence using a new online pla(...)

While full-time staff are overwhelmingly white Irish in many higher education institutions, their student bodies are much more diverse. Photograph: iStock

Higher education staff from ethnic minorities are much more likely to earn significantly less and be on precarious contracts compared to others, new r(...)

Family members of Brendan Kennelly confirmed his death on Sunday evening at Aras Mhuire nursing home, Listowel, in his native Co Kerry. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Brendan Kennelly, one the country’s most popular poets and a former professor of English at Trinity College Dublin, has died aged 85. Family members (...)

The recruitment of hundreds of additional teachers will see primary school class sizes fall to their lowest on record from next year. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/ EPA

The recruitment of hundreds of additional teachers will see primary school class sizes fall to their lowest on record from next year. The measure, an(...)

NUI Galway has been targeted in an attempted cyberattack. Photograph: iStock

NUI Galway (NUIG) has disconnected its computer systems from the internet following an attempted cyberattack. The move has disrupted access to online(...)

Warnings by public expenditure minister Michael McGrath that this could all cost in excess of a billion euros didn’t seem to dampen anyone’s enthusiasm. Photograph: iStock

Good morning. It is a problem created for itself by the Government, carefully nurtured by Ministers and it’s now coming to fruition nicely. The prop(...)

Teachers’ contribution to remote teaching and keeping schools open has been of crucial importance in meeting young people’s needs, said the unions. Photograph: Getty Images

Teachers should get proposed Covid-19 bonus payments for frontline workers because of their “extraordinary efforts” during the pandemic, teaching unio(...)

Ireland ranks in last place out of 36 developed countries for investment in education as a measure of our gross domestic product (GDP), according to latest OECD data. Photograph: iStock

Ireland ranks last out of 36 developed countries for investment in education as a measure of our national wealth or gross domestic product (GDP), acco(...)

Trinity College Dublin remains Ireland’s leading university in the country, climbing nine places to 146th in the Times Higher Education world university rankings 2022. Photograph: iStock

Some of Ireland’s top universities have climbed up the latest set of world rankings. However, there is mixed news for other colleges who either slippe(...)

Passersby read extracts from the Reflections on Covid exhibition at NUI Galway. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

Extracts of reflective essays written by students who breached Covid guidelines through actions such as organising house parties have become the centr(...)

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