Speaking after the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation backed the Landowne Road Agreement, its  general secretary Sheila Nunan said the deal was an overdue restoration of some of the income teachers lost during the recession. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Primary school teachers have voted to accept the Lansdowne Road Agreement on restoring public sector pay by a margin of nearly two to one. The result (...)

Finnish educational expert Pasi Sahlberg in an image from his website.

By making parental choice the cornerstone of its education system, Ireland is following a “lazy”, market-based strategy which is likely to produce gre(...)

An estimated 2,070 candidates took Friday morning’s applied maths exam in the Leaving Cert. This ran concurrently with the religion paper, which 1,290 students sat. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

After 13 intense days, the Leaving Cert has drawn to a close for about 5,000 students who had one last paper to sit. The final exams were in applied (...)

Katherine Boyle claims she forgot she left her mobile phone in her bra strap before going through Mountjoy Prison’s screening process. She has been unable to work in the prison service since her clearance was revoked. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A teacher has sued alleging her career in the prison services was “destroyed” after a mobile phone was detected in her bra strap when passing through (...)

Pictured outside Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin were Rebecca Black, Darcey Barrett, Emily McAndrew and Aoife Byrne. Photograph: Dave Meehan

While the Eucharistic Congress made an appearance instead of an anticipated question on the Treaty, higher level Leaving Cert history students woul(...)

A comprehension question concerning a woman smuggling a tortoise onto an airplane   was one of the highlights of this year’s Junior Cert higher-level French exam. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Whoever set this year’s Junior Cert higher-level French paper must have been in a good mood, judging by the general reaction to the paper. Many of t(...)

The genetics question was unusual, as birds were used in the example. Bird chromosomes are the opposite way around to other species. File photograph:  Bob Winters/AFP

It was a challenging day for students of biology who emerged from the higher level paper complaining of difficult and, at times, old-fashioned questio(...)

In the context of major stories - water charges, Charlie Hebdo, marriage equality referendum were all topics students could have written about. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Higher level Irish students who prepared well for the oral Irish exam were doubly rewarded with a paper that was rich in the issues of the day, accord(...)

There was no sign of Bono on the Junior Cert geography higher-level paper - the only major rock groups were igneous and sedimentary. Nevertheless, (...)

A few weeks from the summer holidays might not be the best of times for teachers and lecturers to make the argument that they are overworked but research bears out their claims that they have long hours by international standards.

A few weeks from the summer holidays might not be the best of times for teachers and lecturers to make the argument that they are overworked but resea(...)