High achiever: Conor Gallagher of St Michael’s College, Ballsbridge, got nine A1s in the Leaving Certificate last year.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Annual feeder schools results published this week show how many students progressed from individual second-level schools to higher education. The gre(...)

Conor Gallagher, who got nine A1s in the Leaving Cert, with classmates at St Michael’s College, Ballsbridge, which is sixth in table. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fee-paying schools continue to dominate the tables showing how many students progressed to high-points courses in college. What we have designated a(...)

Of Ireland’s 732 post-primary schools, 490 (67 per cent) are co-educational.

Boys and girls schools are sending the same numbers of students to third-level, while co-educational schools are performing well, according to a gende(...)

Mia Colleran and Shona Ní Aodhagain celebrate getting their Leaving Cert results at Coláiste Íosagáin, Stillorgan. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Gaelscoileanna and fee-paying schools dominate school rankings with the highest number of students graduating to third-level education, Irish Times fi(...)

Young Cuala supporters cheer the camogie team on. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Further evidence of the evangelical streak lifting Dublin GAA may be found in the presence of Cuala in tomorrow’s Leinster club hurling final(...)

Molly McGrath from Blackrock Co Dublin, is congratulated by her mother Sinead on getting her Leaving Certificate results, at Coláiste Íosagáin , Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Leaving Certificate students in Dublin’s Coláiste Eoin and Coláiste Íosagáin were celebrating as they collected their results this morning. Almost 58(...)

Benedict Cumberbatch: with regard to his use of the word ‘coloured’, surely we have to allow that intention matters.  And here he was fairly blameless. Photograph: Danny Moloshok/Files/Reuters

Benedict Cumberbatch issued an apology last week after he used the word “coloured” on US TV when talking about the lack of diversity in British cin(...)

Finín Máirtín, head of Coláiste Eoin boys’ secondary school in Stillorgan (above), said some parents had not wanted their sons to attend the homophobia workshop due to be delivered by the ShoutOut organisation on Tuesday morning.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A “number of parents” of students at the Dublin secondary school which this week halted a workshop to combat homophobic bullying had objected because (...)

Pupils arriving at Coláiste Eoin in Stillorgan, Co. Dublin, on Wednesday morning. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A Dublin school has denied cancelling workshops for students aimed at combating homophobic bullying.In a statement issued on Wednesday, Coláiste Eoin,(...)

President  Michael D Higgins was heckled during a school visit in Dublin. Photograph:  Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A man who called President Michael D Higgins a “midget parasite” during an anti-water charges demonstration last week has made a qualified apology. Mr(...)