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# hea - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Plans to modernise chaplaincies at third level institutions have stagnated, despite major review

A 2015 review found several institutions had no public appointment or tendering procedure for the employment of chaplains.

# hea - Monday 21 October, 2019

New report finds UCD and IADT have highest proportion of students from affluent backgrounds

The data shows the percentage from affluent backgrounds and disadvantaged backgrounds in each institution.

# hea - Thursday 14 February, 2019

The better a student does in Leaving Cert Maths and English, the more likely they are to finish college

Three-quarters of students complete their courses, with women more likely than men to finish.

# hea - Monday 22 January, 2018

One-third of students are experiencing serious financial problems

Just under half of third level students’ monthly expenditure is provided by someone other than the student, usually a parent or partner.

# hea - Friday 19 January, 2018

Most Irish university graduates are employed in Dublin and Cork

Concerns have been raised about the lack of graduates finding employment in regional areas.

# hea - Thursday 28 September, 2017

Man (30s) dies in Cork workplace incident

Health and safety inspectors are investigating the incident.

# hea - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Construction company hit with €250,000 fine for safety breach that killed two

Patrick Gaffney and Sean Mulleady were struck by a 25 tonne section of masonry block wall.

# hea - Monday 20 July, 2015

Ireland's first ever female minister has a new job

An independent panel, chaired by former European Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, is to investigate the issue.

# hea - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Opinion: The first three years of life are crucial in influencing a child's future

We have irrefutable evidence that children’s social and family circumstances impact on their life chances, but we also know how to maximise their potential.

# hea - Monday 14 July, 2014

More and more people are dropping out of college (especially men)

7,000 students from the 2010/11 academic year didn’t make it to second year.

# hea - Thursday 8 May, 2014

'No evidence' why The Summit treats graduates differently - HEA

The minimum grade requirement for job applicants is different depending where someone graduated.

# hea - Saturday 28 December, 2013

New third level report shows students at ITs more likely to drop out

The report — part of a new initiative from the HEA — gives detailed profiles of institutions. The authority insists it’s not a “ranking system”.

# hea - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Athlone IT will continue audiology degree

The previously cancelled course, the only one of its kind, will be continued after the HSE agreed to provide 12 placements.

# hea - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Increase in third level entrants from wealthier backgrounds

Equal access data from the Higher Education Authority has shown that third level entrants from the top three socio-economic backgrounds continue to increase, with those from less wealthy background dropping off.

# hea - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

The HEA proposes merging 39 colleges into 24

By reducing the number of institutions, the HEA believes it will improve quality, increase capacity and be better value.

# hea - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Committee to probe giant backlog in student grant applications

Around 48,000 students are still waiting for their grant applications to be processed. Ruairí Quinn has said the delay is “not satisfactory”.

# hea - Monday 14 May, 2012

Quinn announces €40m upgrade for St Pat's teacher college

The Drumcondra teacher training facility is set to be upgraded over two years to accommodate 2,500 students.

# hea - Monday 13 February, 2012

New rules will require colleges to merge or lose funding

Plans published by the Higher Education Authority will ask small colleges to merge with bigger ones or face the financial chop.

# hea - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Exam board to address Leaving Cert 'predictability'

A report published by the Department of Education today was critical of “rote learning” and highlighted the common practice of memorising pre-packaged answers.

# hea - Wednesday 20 October, 2010

UCD to begin talks on giving back ‘illegal pay’ UCD

UCD to begin talks on giving back ‘illegal pay’

€1.6 million in unauthorised allowances paid to staff over a ten-year period to be repaid to HEA.