Teacher Noel Hogan: ‘Unless the Junior Cert dispute is resolved, I face being unemployed or victimised.’ Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

I am 40. I have a one-year-old son, a mortgage and the responsibilities that go with running a home. I am also going to be unemployed in less than two(...)

Outgoing Minister for Education and Labour Party TD   Jan O’Sullivan arrives for the 32nd Dáil at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The outgoing Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan will not attend this year’s teachers’ conferences. A spokesman for the Labour Party Minister said(...)

There will be 19 painter/decorators, seven plasterers and 26 brick and stonelayers qualified in 2019. File photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Just seven people signed up last year for an apprenticeship to become a plasterer, official figures show. The number of apprenticeship places fell dr(...)

Shauna Keyes: ‘I am really quite hopeful for the future of the HSE and indeed, the maternity services.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

In 2013, the then minister for health, James Reilly, along with the minister for justice, Alan Shatter, developed the national open disclosure policy,(...)

Life is a journey of exploration and discovery. Any adult reflecting on their own career journey since school realises that expecting a young person (...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: said recommendations to improve the scheme are being implemented. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

There is no evidence that thousands of unemployed people who availed of the back to education allowance have been able to improve their chances of get(...)

The students can log in and work any time from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. They can work from home or they can go to a local, blended learning centre instead. Photograph: Getty Images

There’s more than one way to tackle the Leaving Cert, but there are fewer options when it comes to the Junior Cert. An online education community c(...)

A UK study has linked extra screen time with poorer exam results. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Spending more time watching television, using the internet or playing onscreen games is associated with poorer school grades, a UK study has found. B(...)

  TUI president Gerry Quinn (centre left) protesting in Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The executive committee of one of the two unions representing secondary school teachers has recommended acceptance of revised plans to reform the juni(...)

Mature student: Fatema Sadeqi (23) took Leaving Cert exams in physics and chemistry as part of the Vocational Training and Opportunity Scheme. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

While the Leaving Cert is a given for many young students, many others take the road less travelled to their exams. Fatema Sadeqi (23) and Seán O’Co(...)