David Brannock: aggravating factors far outweighed any mitigating factors, said judge. Photograph: Collins

A 24-year-old Dublin man has been jailed for 12 years for killing a father of three with an ornamental knife, after getting into a row with his daught(...)

Teachers strike: Philip Irwin (left) president ASTI and Gerry Quinn (right) president of thre TUI with members on picketing Rosmini Community College on Grace Park Road in Dublin. Photo: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, retailers enjoyed another pre-Christmas bounce yesterday – thanks to Teacher Tuesday. More than 330,000 post-p(...)

Catching up on Christmas shopping while school is out

No school traffic Students and parents aside, commuters in general were left to revel in the absence of the customary rush-hour gridlock around schoo(...)

Uunions don’t strike lightly. In the past 30 years, secondary teachers withdrew their services during three different disputes, all relating to pay a(...)

Dr Dorothy Watson, of the Economic and Social Research Institute: ‘There have been important changes over time in the composition of economically vulnerable families.’ Photograph: Joe St Leger

Children born to mothers in their 30s with a third-level education are less likely to develop emotional or behavioural problems as a result of their (...)

David Brannock has pleaded not guilty to all five offences. Photograph: Court Collins.

A 23-year-old Dubliner has been found guilty of killing a father of three and injuring two of his children as well as their uncle following his daught(...)

David Brannock has pleaded not guilty to the murder  of Jason Flannery in September 2012 at St Joseph Way, Poppintree, Ballymun. Photograph: Courtpix

The jury in the trial of a 23-year-old Dubliner charged with murdering a father-of-three following exam celebrations has been asked to acquit him of m(...)

For all its flaws, the plan for the allocation of special educational needs supports is well-intentioned, and schools are broadly supportive

Plans to have a new system in place by next September for the allocation of special educational needs supports are looking increasingly optimistic.(...)

Two teenagers were sentenced to three years in prison with the final 18 months suspended at the Central Criminal Court sitting in Galway yesterday. Photograph: Google Street View

Video footage recorded on a mobile phone by the friend of two 17- year-old youths, who gave a 15-year-old schoolgirl neat vodka before one of them had(...)

Jan O’Sullivan: “I do understand that the teachers have concerns and I have listened to them” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan says she believes a compromise can be reached with teachers on the Junior Cycle reforms, but she rejected union (...)