Philip Irwin, president of ASTI; and Jeanne Barrett, chairwoman of CSPE teachers’ association

The civic-mindedness of secondary schools is being put to the test by the decision to reduce Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) into a sh(...)

University of Limerick offers flexibility and close industry links. Photograph: Press 22

When DCU became the first university in Ireland, in 2011, to announce “graduate attributes” that it wished to inculcate in its students, the respon(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan picutred at a press conference detailing the education budget.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

An extra 1,700 teachers and special needs assistants (SNAs) will be recruited next year at a cost of over €80 million to meet the growth in the schoo(...)

Participants in Saturday's water protests in Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Probably the first case of whistleblowing on record is in The Emperor’s New Clothes. You know it’s a fairy story because the child who unmasks the (...)

For all its flaws, the plan for the allocation of special educational needs supports is well-intentioned, and schools are broadly supportive

Plans to have a new system in place by next September for the allocation of special educational needs supports are looking increasingly optimistic.(...)

Fr Michael Drumm said it was inappropriate to legislate for a problem which affected just a small number of schools, namely those which had waiting lists. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

New legislation aimed at combatting discrimination in schools admissions policies is an unwelcome form of “micro-management”, the Catholic church’s le(...)

Executive chairman of the Catholic Schools Partnership  Fr Michael Drumm said there was a role for Catholic schools to be ‘relevant as a counter-cultural voice’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The educational office of the Catholic Bishops is encouraging its schools to be more assertive in upholding religious values to avoid becoming “secula(...)

More than 90 per cent of law graduates in  TCD receive either a first or a 2.1. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Education may be priceless, but increasingly the marketplace is putting a monetary value on a 2.1. For a long time, people wishing to do postgraduate(...)

At Trinity College Dublin, only eight out of 301 students who sat psychology between 2004 and 2013 failed to achieve a 2.1 or a first.

Students attending Dublin City University (DCU) or University College Cork (UCC) have a much higher chance of graduating with a first class honours de(...)

For a consistently high ranking, psychology at Trinity College Dublin takes some beating

What’s the easiest course in which to get a first? Computer science and software engineering at Maynooth University has relatively strong crede(...)