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‘Why is the sky blue?’ Have you ever had that question thrown at you from the back of the car? Could you answer it with confidence? Questions like (...)

In too deep: parents need to monitor how much time their children spend in front of screens.

‘It’s the one game parents want their kids to play.” This week Microsoft’s chief executive, Satya Nadella, made a virtue of the company’s decision (...)

Most (59 per cent) students party once a week, with a quarter claiming they don’t go to parties or clubs at all.’s annual national student survey suggests that students are moving away from the debauched lifestyle we all like to imagine they live. (...)

Looking to the future: Orla Yeates, Clinton Byrne, Manav T Manos, Mark Ryan, Rory O’Carroll, Lauren Vickers and Séan O’Callaghan at Coláiste Chill Mhantáin, Wicklow. Picture: Garry O’Neill

Results day is a nervous time and not just for students. Teachers feel the pressure too, especially when, like Pádraig Donoghue and his colleagues, th(...)

Leaving Certificate students Seán O’Callaghan, Mark Ryan, Manav T Manoj, Clinton Byrne, Lauren Vickers, Orla Yeates and Rory O’Carroll at Coláiste Chill Mhantáin, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

Nerves were jangling but by no means shredded in Coláiste Chill Mhantáin, the school which featured this year’s The Irish Times Leaving Cert diarist(...)

Your son or daughter is about to get the results of the Leaving Cert. Everyone knows that because you have been chewing ears all year about how tough(...)

Work, rest or play? There’s a lot to get your head around in the first few months of college, not all of it academic: NCAD students Aoife Irwin Moore and Eimear Walshe at a preview of the 2014 NCAD Graduate Show. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Starting college is a momentous change, marking the first real years of adult life and independence. It is a daunting and exciting time in which, i(...)

Lucille Holden (7): spends hours watching looming tutorials online and trying to copy them. Photograph: Eric Luke

They come in waves: collectible doohickeys that fixate schoolchildren, vex teachers and keep corner shops in business. From figurines to trading ca(...)

It was an “unnerving” day for the almost 5,000 students sitting Leaving Cert economics

Outdated software is hampering the work of students and teachers of Leaving Certificate design and communication graphics (DCG), subject advocates (...)

The song of the cowardly lion from the Wizard of Oz was just one of the musical compositions under scrutiny in this year’s Junior Cert music.

Musicals were a strong theme in this year’s Junior Certificate music exam, much to the delight of students. The song of the cowardly lion from the (...)