Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan said she hoped the reforms would help reduce pressure on students

New CAO points system announced

03 Sep A new CAO points system, which will be used for entry to higher education from 2017 by students now entering 5th Year, has been announced.

The Catholic Church handed over the premises as part of a national process to provide diversity of choice for parents

Remote location delays opening of new school

27 Aug The opening of a multi-denominational primary school that was due to serve the town of Castlebar from next month has been deferred until next year as its patron says it is too remote.

Anna Kern from Ukraine achieved 575 points in her Leaving Cert exams

College scheme will not apply to Ukrainian teen

14 Aug The case of Anna Kern, the asylum seeker from Ukraine who got 575 points in her Leaving Cert, will fall outside the scheme on access to third level education being published next week by the Department of Education.

Anna Kern achieved 575 points in her Leaving Cert

Call for asylum seeker access to third level

12 Aug A Limerick school principal has called on the Government to introduce financial supports for teenagers living in the Direct Provision system who wish to enter third level education.

Ruairi Quinn said school provision in the Dublin region is in a serious crisis,

Little interest in handing over schools - Quinn

06 Aug Labour TD Ruairi Quinn has said religious orders outside of Dublin have very little interest in the project to hand Catholic school premises over to non-Catholic education organisations.

Trinity and UL were the only two Irish colleges to receive the award

Trinity and UL win gender equality awards

30 Jul Trinity College Dublin and the University of Limerick have received awards recognising their commitment to supporting women's careers in science and technology.