Dr Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington applied for a senior lectureship post at the university in 2009

NUIG to pay €70k damages in equality case

17 Nov NUIG has been instructed by the Equality Tribunal to immediately promote a female academic and pay her €70,000 in damages, after it found that the college had discriminated against her on the grounds of her gender.

Unions say major issues to do with the Junior Cycle remain

No resolution reached in Junior Cycle reform talks

19 Nov No resolution was reached on the issue of Junior Cycle reform, following a meeting today between the Minister for Education and representatives from teacher unions, with a planned day of strike action set to go ahead in December.

It has been proposed that 40% of a student's grade be decided by continuous assessment

TUI says teachers could strike this month

12 Nov The Teachers' Union of Ireland has said that if the Minister for Education does not intervene in a meaningful way in the dispute over junior cycle reform, then there could be "days of strike".

The TUI says it still has serious concerns about aspects of the Government's proposals

Schools may close in Junior Cycle protest

11 Nov Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan has said she is disappointed that talks on Junior Cycle reform with the country's two second-level teacher unions have broken down.

Shelbourne College has said it will refund the money

Authorities investigating college complaints

08 Nov Immigration authorities say they are actively pursuing complaints that a private Dublin college owes tens of thousands of euro to students in several developing countries.

Education campaigner Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban in October 2012

Pakistani schools hold anti-Malala day

10 Nov An association of Pakistani schools held an "I am not Malala" day today, condemning young Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai for what it called her support for controversial novelist Salman Rushdie.

Christopher Carragher will represent Ireland at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh next May

Co Monaghan student wins top prize at SciFest

07 Nov A sixth year student from Co Monaghan has won this year's top prize at SciFest, an all island science competition for second level students, for a project in which he designed an automated system to help people with memory loss.

Shelbourne College has blamed a difficult financial situation

Shelbourne College owes students thousands of euro

06 Nov RTÉ News has learned that more than 50 students in India, Nepal, Vietnam, Pakistan and the Philippines are owed tens of thousands of euro in fee refunds by a private college operating in Dublin.

Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan said the Government wanted the southeast to benefit from the process

Former HEA chief to lead university consultation

04 Nov The Government has appointed a former head of the Higher Education Authority to lead a consultation process between Waterford and Carlow Institutes of Technology with a view to progressing plans for a technological university for the southeast.

Students held a protest outside Leinster College yesterday

Students paid thousands to school before closure

31 Oct The Irish Council for International Students says it believes thousands of euro was paid by students to Leinster College in the days and weeks coming up to its sudden closure three days ago.

WIT withdrew from merger plans with CIT to set up a technological university

Waterford IT pulls out of university merger

22 Oct Carlow IT has said it is shocked and disappointed at a decision by Waterford IT not to go ahead with merger plans to apply to set up a technological university in the southeast.

Expenditure per student was €11,800 in 2008 but by 2015 it will have dropped to €9,000

HEA chief fires funding warning

17 Oct The Higher Education Authority has warned that Ireland is at risk of moving from a low cost system of higher education with high quality outcomes, to a low cost and low quality system that will not be able to meet demand.