A Leaving Cert paper in 2015 may be much easier than the equivalent exam in 2014. Photograph: The Irish Times

Each year policy-makers and employers watch whether Leaving Cert grades go up or down. A rise in the number of students getting “honours” – an A, B or(...)

Niamh Donnelly, Leopardstown, is congratulated by her mother Marion Donnelly, on getting her Leaving Cert results, at Coláiste Íosagáin, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 3:56

The impact of bonus points in the Leaving Cert is under review following concerns that too many students are now opting to take higher-level maths. Mi(...)

The State Examinations Commission has adjusted its marking scheme for  Leaving Cert ordinary-level maths  after concerns were raised about one of this year’s papers. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The State Examinations Commission (SEC) has adjusted its marking scheme for one of the Leaving Cert ordinary-level mathematics papers after concerns w(...)

Christoph Bardges of Cappamore, Kells, Co Kerry, went home on January 15th, 2014 to find there had been forced entry. He called  gardaí but  when they arrived they got “an odour of cannabis”, Cahersiveen District Court heard. File photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

A 30-year-old man who called gardaí after his apartment was burgled ended up in court himself after gardaí who arrived initially found a strong smell (...)

A 21-year-old south Kerry man who sped from his bed in the early hours  after it  came to light his girlfriend might be with another man, has ended up before the court on a charge of dangerous driving

A 21-year-old south Kerry man who sped from his bed in the early hours of the Feast of the Epiphany, after it suddenly came to light his girlfriend mi(...)

John Brennan, chief executive of the Jurys Inn group. “A flotation is certainly one option given the business’s scale”

The Jurys Inn hotel group, which comprises more than 30 properties in Ireland and Britain, is to form the centrepiece of a new hotel company that is(...)

A 34-year-old man has appeared in  Court  on charges of dangerous driving, involving a high-speed chase through the town of Killarney on Friday

A 34-year-old man has appeared at a special sitting of Killorglin District Court on Saturday on charges of dangerous driving, involving a high-speed c(...)

Mr Carroll’s blood-alcohol reading was 120mg in 100mls of blood. The legal limit was 50mgs. Photograph: Getty Images

A 76-year-old man who stopped off between Caherdaniel and Sneem on the Ring of Kerry for a few drinks with friends on his way home of a summer’s eveni(...)

Students and teachers have responded positively to this year’s Junior Cert maths papers, which were sat by just under 60,000 students. John Brennan, a(...)

That wasn’t a soft breeze which stopped people in their tracks. It was a massive sigh of relief, breathed by over 30,000 apprehensive Leaving Cert (...)