The comprehension pieces, on golfer Rory McIlroy and US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, were both suited to this level. Photograph: AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards

Teachers and students have reacted positively to the higher and ordinary level Irish paper two, following general approval of paper one. Robbie Cronin(...)

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(...)

President of South Africa Dr Nelson Mandela with the President Mrs McAleese at Aras An Uachtarain

After a delightful paper one, it was perhaps expected that Irish paper two would present higher level students with more of a challenge. “It was mu(...)