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Third-level students should consider not returning home at the weekends during the academic term, in order to reduce the spread of Covid-19, chairman of CAO board says.

Third-level students should consider not returning home at the weekends during the academic term in order to reduce spread of Covid-19, the chairman o(...)

Sources say there has been a 7 per cent increase in CAO points for courses across the board

CAO points for entry into most college courses are set to increase significantly this year despite frantic efforts by the Government to ease upward pr(...)

The UCD campus. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

University College Dublin president Prof Andrew Deeks was told last year by a professor who quit a gender equality group at the university that she sa(...)

HSE chief executive Paul Reid giving the organisation’s operational update on the response to Covid-19 on Thursday. Photograph: Leah Farrell / Photocall Ireland

It was to the State’s credit that it realised early in the Covid-19 pandemic that mass testing was the key to containing the disease. While other coun(...)

There have been 1,500 cases and 31 clusters within meat plants to date with four clusters currently active, unions say.

A trade union representing over 6,000 workers employed in the meat processing industry has called for the immediate recommencement of Covid-19 testing(...)

On Friday at 2pm when first-round offers are released, all will be revealed. Photograph: iStock

As the release of the CAO offers draws near, students and parents are flooding The Irish Times live helpdesk ( with inquiries (...)

A further 800 college places are to be found in third-level colleges in a last-minute bid to ease the expected upward pressure on CAO points due to grade inflation this year. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Government is not planning to recalculate grades for individual schools despite calls from some who insist they have “lost out” under the process.(...)

Noeline Blackwell was appointed to the role by Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris.

Dublin Rape Crisis Centre chief executive Noeline Blackwell has said she will work to rid university life of the “malfunction” of tolerance for sexual(...)

Minister for Further Education Simon Harris.Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A further 800 college places are to be found in third level colleges, Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has said in the Dáil. Th(...)

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that “hundreds” of additional placed had been sources following discussion with representative bodies for the universities and institutes of technology. Photograph: Julien Behal

The Government is to fund an extra 500 higher education places on high-demand courses in areas such as medicine, nursing, law and business in a last-m(...)

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