The reformed junior cycle still includes a major State exam at the end of third year, it will be accompanied by classroom-based assessments. File photograph: Peter Thursfield

The biggest second-level teachers’ union has hardened its opposition to reform of the junior cycle by directing members not to co-operate in any form(...)

  Christine Buckley giving her response to the publication of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse report in 2009. Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons

Christine Buckley, who died on March 11th last, came from obscure origins.She was, in the harsh language of the day, illegitimate, half caste and aban(...)

 Christine Buckley at Government Buildings for talks between religous orders and the Government in 2009. Photograph: Collins

Christine Buckley (67), who was one of the first people to speak out publicly about the abuse of children in institutions in Ireland, died at St Vi(...)