Lots of parents or guardians are keen to support their sons and daughters. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images
Should you bring the parents?

Is it mortifying to bring mum to the open day? Would it be a social disaster to be seen with your dad? Not so much, say some students. Ben Smith, a (...)

They gym is often the first port of call for students checking out a college’s sports facilities. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Careers and courses, courses and careers: open days have a clear focus. In the lead-up, students will be advised to take to Qualifax and CareersPortal(...)

As a third-level student you will have time to explore many areas of interest. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Starting college for the first time might seem like a challenge. Even some of the smaller colleges will have thousands more students than your seconda(...)

Rebecca Kelly, left, and Breda Kenny, both from Castlecomer Community School, Co Kilkenny,  at the Trinity College Open Day with a Lightening Ball which contains a mixture of gases that generate electromagnetic waves

University College Cork When is open day? The full schedule is available on ucc.ie/opendays. Life on campus For its 21,000 students, campus life(...)

Prof Mary Horgan will on Wednesday become the first woman president of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland in its 363-year history. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It is time to review the HPAT aptitude test Leaving Certificate students must pass when applying for medicine at third level in Ireland, the president(...)

The Cabinet discussed Brexit and the health service at its meeting in UCC on Friday. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

In what should not be misinterpreted as an act of blatant provocation, Leo Varadkar and his troops rolled into Cork at the crack of dawn yesterday and(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar during his visit to Cork. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has dismissed a decision by Labour leader Brendan Howlin to write to the Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo) about the(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking at Cork Chamber’s business breakfast at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has expressed confidence that sufficient progress will be made in Brexit talks between the EU and Britain on Ireland, citizens’(...)

Philosopher Roger Scruton:  uses soccer as an analogy to illustrate his point on the primary objective on education

The Teaching Council of Ireland recently tweeted a quotation from Fr Peter McVerry, the well-known Jesuit priest who works with the homeless: “The sin(...)

The commonest  symptom of cancer of the oesophagus is difficulty in swallowing

This coming Saturday the Oesophageal Cancer Fund will hold a national survivors’ and patients meeting in Dublin. Health care professionals, volunteers(...)

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