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Paul O’Toole, chief executive of Solas, is to head the Higher Education Authority.

The chief executive of Solas, the State body with responsibility for further education and training, has been appointed as the new head of the Higher (...)

Aislinn Smith with her fellow manufacturing technician apprentices Marc O’Rourke, Ben Madden,  Garrett Collins and Paul McDonnell.

College has long been sold as the be-all and end-all of education. In recent years, however, that narrative is changing. In 2014, Solas took over th(...)

While others will be heading off to third level, many will look to other options including taking a year out to travel the world. Photograph: iStock

Students who are disappointed with their CAO offer this morning can feel their world is caving in and their plans have been shot to pieces, says Neil (...)

Eamonn Dunne: ‘My wife Jeziel is a Filipina who I met on one of my first trips, and we have twin boys Cian and Zach who will turn two in September.’

The Irish in Asia are generally very highly educated, and very well-connected to Ireland, according to a new survey of almost 800 people by the Depart(...)

Croatia fans ahead of the World Cup semi-final football match against England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Fifa wants to crack down on broadcasters picking out “hot women” in the crowd at games as part of its efforts to tackle sexism in football. Pre-tourn(...)

Standard Dublin housing in the  1990s:  kitchen, dining room, sitting room, three bedrooms and a bathroom. Plus an open fire, and lots of colours. Photograph: Frank Miller

Many moons ago I worked for McInerney International, a newly formed branch of McInerney Homes, the well-known Irish housebuilders. The company took up(...)

A resident walks home with her groceries along a snow-covered road in Kilteel, Co Kildare. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Seven days after the snow arrived, Seán Ó Dubhlaing is finally preparing to open the doors of Kilnamanagh National School to pupils this morning. Sno(...)

Sean Gallagher: Nutriband’s new president was an investor on the RTÉ series Dragons’ Den

The former Irish presidential candidate Sean Gallagher has been appointed president of the US pharmaceutical firm Nutriband. The company markets tra(...)

After a decade of sleek, polished looks, home trends are embracing the artisan. Ironmongery, you could say, is having a moment. Like all crafts, its (...)

The library at the the Irish College in Paris, pictured in 2000. Photograph: Eric Luke

A row over sending 20 young Irish people on work experience to assist with the refurbishment of the Irish College in Paris spanned more than two years(...)

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