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Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris said the third level sector  has responded swiftly and effectively to the challenges that have arisen over recent months. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

More than 14,000 free and subsidised higher-education courses in areas ranging from data analytics to construction are to be provided to upskill worke(...)

 Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris: “Our society and the world of work are changing rapidly, and if anything this will be accelerated by the pandemic. Universities will have an important role in equipping us to manage this change.”   Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Stronger governance and accountability measures for third-level institutions will be contained in new legislation to be published next year, Minister (...)

Yodith Moloney,  from Salesians Primary School, Limerick, and Dr Sarah Hayes light up the room with science during the SSPC Science Magic Show  as part of a previous University of Limerick Science Week. Photograph: Brian Arthur

Undeterred by Covid-19, Science Week 2020 will stage hundreds of virtual events throughout the country focusing on deploying science to help make a be(...)

Denis Naughten said the private sector have turned their backs on many students across the country. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government should seek a clawback of any coronavirus-related tax reliefs offered to private student accommodation providers who refused to refund (...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley: ‘Transmission rates of Covid-19 in schools are low, much lower than the rate currently in the community.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There is “overwhelming” evidence that schools remain safe settings and they will continue to operate during the Level 5 restrictions, Minister for Edu(...)

An almost deserted Temple Bar in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The dilemma of trying to find a balance between protecting lives and protecting livelihoods explains why Government Ministers spent many hours at the (...)

It is likely that the entire country will move to at least Level 4 restrictions next week.

It is likely that the entire country will move to at least Level 4 restrictions, Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has signalled.(...)

‘Until we get a vaccine, normal life will not resume as we know it,’ said Taoiseach Micheál Martin. Photo illustration:  Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Last Wednesday evening, shortly after announcing yet another round of restrictions, effectively cancelling Halloween and raising a big question mark o(...)

Businesses will need to show more leadership by allowing employees to work from home wherever possible, Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has said. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

The country is facing a “watershed moment” which will determine if further restrictions will be needed to contain the spread of coronavirus, Minister (...)

Under enhanced retrictions across the country up to six people from no more than two households can meet while maintaining strict social distancing, including for outdoor exercise and dining. Photograph: iStock.

As some Border counties move to Level 4 of the Government’s Living with Covid strategy with added restrictions in place for the rest of the count(...)

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