Eoin Fleming, winner of the Fr Frank Maher Classical Music Award. Fleming is a sixth-year student at St MacDara’s Community College, Templeogue, Dublin

Eoin Fleming hopes to study under John O’Conor in Virginia

President Michael D Higgins is presented with a copy of the ‘Irish Times’ book ‘Unthinkable; Great Ideas for Now’ by Joe Humphreys at Áras an Uachtárain. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Michael D Higgins welcomes publication ‘Unthinkable: Great Ideas for Now’

In the Intreo office the officer reckoned they aim to ultimately include everyone in the State, and agreed it is an ID card in all but name.

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The students of Hansfield Educate Together Secondary School have a hand in drawing up the school rules

RTÉ1’s ‘A Different Class’ captures the foundation of an Education Together school in Ongar

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More than 10,000 primary school children took part in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme last year

It’s a 21st century dilemma for the soft middle classes. Cabin fever becomes a passage of night

It may be easier to get grades for a college place in Europe, but first-year failure rates are often high. Photograph: Thinkstock

The number of Irish students opting to study through English in continental European colleges is on the rise, and it’s easy to see(...)

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Well-attended website launch marks first tangible result of Arts in Education Charter

Scientist Ed Curry with artist Ceara Conway and teacher Ger Power in Scoil Chuimín & Caitríona, Oughterard, Co Galway.

This beast of a project reports a positive change in children’s attitudes to science

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Schools in disadvantaged areas are seeing a rise in the number of students progressing to college but inequalities still remain. (...)

UrAbility founder James Northridge with his Dragons Den investor Barry O’ Sullivan. Photograph: Mark Maxwell

Another day off as some schools close for elections


No transparency when schools are not open to Freedom of Information

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Twenty-four glorious voices filled a room in the Mansion House, Dublin, last weekend, as part of the Irish Youth Chamber Choir…

Bog trotters

It takes three years for a footprint to disappear from the soft moss surface of a bog

Monster hugs

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Like clockwork

Miniature devices, full of clockwork-powered moving treasure and delight make for a fascinating exhibition at Mermaid Arts Centre…

Take note young booklovers and wannabe book editors – Irish children’s author Sarah Webb is on the lookout for two young (10-…

Dancing Children of Lir

Irish audiences can get a taster of ballerina and artistic director Monica Loughman’s new Irish ballet-in-progress, Chlainne …

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