07:22 Friday November 4th 2005
All of Ireland's colleges have reportedly failed to secure a place in the top 100 of this year's World University Rankings.
Reports this morning said Trinity College had been placed at 111th in the rankings, a drop of 24 places since last year.
The other six Irish universities were all outside the top 200.
The World University Rankings are compiled by The Times Higher Education Supplement in Britain and are based largely on "peer review" by academics.