The study was conducted by researchers from University College London

Study on impact of conflict on altruism published

20 Aug New research carried out in Northern Ireland has found that people who find themselves in a situation of conflict with other groups are less likely to help individuals from outside their own group.

Engineers Ireland has warned of an ongoing shortage of engineering graduates

Concern over shortage of construction experts

18 Aug There will not be enough suitable candidates to meet demand for engineering and construction specialists in the coming years, according to an analysis carried out by Engineers Ireland and Hays recruitment.

The social class of the school had a significant bearing on whether a student would go to college or not

ESRI calls for more project work in schools

12 Aug A major new study of school leavers has found that students who had a positive experience in secondary school were much more likely to continue in education, and recommended a greater use of project and team work in school.

Students have staged protests over college closures in recent weeks

Insurance companies to cover foreign students

18 Jun Insurance companies that provided health policies for students attending two language colleges that closed unexpectedly seven weeks ago have told RTÉ News that they will provide all students with full cover.

The ESB denies the claims

UCC takes case against ESB over 2009 Cork floods

18 Jun The Commercial Court has been asked to decide if the ESB is liable for damage from flooding in Cork in November 2009, in what has been described as a "sorry tale of missed opportunities".

HEA report found staff-student ratios above OECD norms

Quality of third-level education at risk: HEA

11 Jun Rising student numbers and cuts to funding at third-level are putting the quality of Irish graduates and the third-level system at risk, according to the Higher Education Authority.