The State Examinations Commission says a significant minority of candidates are struggling to complete simple procedures.

Leaving Cert examiners have expressed concern at the lack of basic skills of some students sitting the higher level maths paper. In a report publishe(...)

Brian Caulfield: I’ve been involved in the start-up community for 25 years and I don’t think I’ve ever seen the grassroots community as vibrant as it is today. Photograph: Emily Quinn

Read this article in its original iMag version Ireland is enthralled by start-ups and besotted by entrepreneurs. Barely a month goes by without a (...)

Creativity at work at Boys and Girls’ offices in Dublin 8

The interior is anything but old-school: a bright bunch of balloons floats above the legless side of the reception desk, appearing to hold it up, whi(...)

Munster coach Anthony Foley retains faith in the relatively inexperienced Johnny Holland at outhalf. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht v Munster, The Sportsground, Galway, Saturday 7.15pm (Live on Sky Sports and TG4)   How times have changed. Connacht host Munste(...)

Connacht’s Tom McCartney. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rugby is a small world alright, and smaller still in New Zealand. As if to prove the point, when the Connacht hooker Tom McCartney first sampled senio(...)

Reclaiming the streets: the Air Corps flying over O’Connell Street in advance of the Easter Sunday commemoration ceremony and parade. Photograph: Maxwells/Getty Images

‘Do you know what?”said my friend. “It was a great day out.” She had put her finger on it. It was a great day out. Indeed it was a great week out. And(...)

Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

PROBLEM: My daughter is due to sit her Leaving Cert in two years. She seems to think there are some subjects where it’s easier to get a high grade, s(...)

John McGrath: has caught the eye in Tipperary’s attack during the league. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

SATURDAY Under-21 FC  Connacht semi-finals Sligo v Roscommon, Markievicz Park, 5.0 Roscommon’s rise to prominence continues at the grade wh(...)

Séamus Harnedy is one of six changes for Cork’s game against dublin at Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cork hurlers come to Dublin on Saturday looking for their first win of the current Allianz League Division One A campaign and manager Kieran Kingston (...)

Minister For Health Leo  Varadkar: signalled need to change State’s policy over seeking to exert greater control of working arrangements of senior doctors. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The State’s agreement on working practices and pay with hospital consultants is arguably one of the most important in the Irish healthcare system. How(...)