While George Labbad  misses life in Syria, he says Ireland is now his home. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

George Labbad always knew he would work in hospitality. As a child he was fascinated by hard work and dedication that went into running the family’s r(...)

Children may now avail of the free preschool scheme from the ages of three up to five-and-a-half:  Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Parents are increasingly waiting until their children turn five before starting primary school, new figures show. The introduction and expansion of t(...)

Tim Mitchell, GSA’s chief executive for EMEA, said there was a “severe shortage” of student housing in Dublin

International student accommodation company GSA is on target to deliver its latest 400-bed development in Dublin. The €41 million development is the (...)

With more than 40 per cent of undergrads going on to postgrad, careers offices in colleges are crucial in advising undergraduates of their options. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

More than 35 per cent of undergraduates go on to study at postgrad level and there is a vast range of programmes to choose from in Ireland, abroad and(...)

A conversion course can be a good option for students who want to move into a new area where they do not have previous experience. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

If you are considering a change in direction from your undergraduate degree a postgraduate conversion course offers the opportunity to change directio(...)

Learning curve: Carly Bailey, a student at Trinity College Dublin, with  daughter Lola (seven) and son Leon (five)

For parents, sending children off to college for the first time can be a time of quiet anxiety. But what if you’re a mature student with young kids of(...)

“Young people should  be trained from an early age in media literacy so they can become their own fact-checkers.” Image: iStock

Here’s a radical idea: Give young people the news they want to read and not what we think they should read. Not only might this stop the handwringing (...)

UCD chaplain Scott Evans:  Students sometimes  just call in to shoot the breeze   with him. Only occasionally do they chat about their faith, or lack thereof. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Scott Evans doesn’t look like a typical chaplain: there’s the hipster beard, the casual clothes and his very relaxed manner, for a start. The 33-year(...)

Chairing the debate will be Minister Katherine Zappone, civil rights advocate and the current Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.

This year’s line-up for The Irish Times Debate final was finalised on Saturday, 21st January in the Council Chambers of University College Cork. Ther(...)

Experts claim the 15,000 figure for house completions last year being used by Minister for Housing Simon Coveney bears little relationship to the number of new homes being built. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Housing has rejected claims that its measure of house building in the economy is unreliable and may be inflating the true level of (...)

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