Slapping is widely practised, though it’s been declining sharply over recent years. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland study of three-year-olds found up to 45 per cent of their primary caregivers had previously(...)

Enriching awareness of our heritage: children on the Burren. Photograph courtesy of

(...). The Heritage in Schools scheme has also had a big impact: 96,000 primary students have benefited from(...)

(...) its title; both reflect one of its primary themes: what comes before; what cause or causes there are(...)

(...) operates 74 non-denominational primary schools around the country. Waiting lists for primary and(...)

Family: Jake O’Kane and his mother, Linda. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 11:01

(...) would bring onsite Ballyowen Meadows, a primary school in Loughlinstown that is associated with Setanta(...)

Adamstown Community College, the local co-educational post-primary in he “model town”, Adamstown(...)

Gemma and Triona King: ‘We go on holidays. We go to football matches. We enjoy meeting people in pubs. Our lifestyle doesn’t curtail us.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

(...) their primary obligation is to prayer: they attend Mass and daily readings of the Divine Office(...)

‘Hi guys,’ the apple blossom whispered to us through her feathery boa, like a girl who was really enjoying the party. Photograph: Thinkstock

(...) first day of primary school stood in his brand-new uniform underneath this tree, is now in his last(...)

School patronage

(...) bring about change such as the removal of the clause in the Equal Status Act that allows primary and(...)

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde at the start of a working session of G7 finance ministers and central bank governors during the G7 summit   in Dresden. Photograph:  Robert Michael/AFP/Getty Images

(...) concluded by Sunday. After reaching a primary budgetary surplus last year, one G7 attendee said it had(...)