Róisín Lowe at St Leo’s College, Carlow: “I see a word and think I’m spelling it correctly but the words move about on the page.”  Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Róisín Lowe is a star student. She got an A in Junior Cert English. There’s almost no reason she shouldn’t perform well in her Leaving Cert next ye(...)

 Ombudsman for Children Niall Muldoon criticised the administration of the Reasonable Accommodation in the Certificate Examinations (Race) scheme for exam support. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State Examinations Commission has bowed to pressure from the Ombudsman for Children and disability rights organisations over a lack of transparen(...)

Second-year students in the pastry class of the professional cookery programme at DIT Cathal Brugha Street. Photograph: Eric Luke
The chef shortage begins to bite

November is Food Month in The Irish Times   Ireland’s restaurant industry is thriving, but for how long? A shortage of chefs is really(...)

Niamh Kavanagh: “From the outset, I loved the marriage between theory and experimentation”

Niamh Kavanagh,  IRC PhD student at the Irish Photonics Integration Centre (IPIC) “I had a hard time deciding what to do in college. I kne(...)

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Cancer is exhausting. Sometimes, the treatment can be even more so. Sufferers can endure persistent fatigue, even after they complete treatment. It’s (...)

Students from St Colmcilles School, Knocklyon Katie McHugh and Ciara Gorman with Fionnuala Meehan from Google (centre) at the launch of Google “Call to Code”. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Coding is an important skill in its own right, and one that can build logical and problem-solving abilities. This is the second year of Google’s “Call(...)

Friendly setting?: you’ll spend three or four years of your life at college, so get a true sense of the atmosphere when you visit. Photograph: E+/Getty

Isn’t this campus beautifully manicured? Look at our wonderful and extensive library. Haven’t we got the best and most exciting student clubs and s(...)

Looking to build a career in food: Culinary arts lecturer JJ Healy of the department of tourism and hospitality in Cork Institute of Technology giving a demonstration to secondary-school students at the college’s open day

Who’d want to cook for a living? All over Ireland, a plethora of cookery schools – from the Dublin Cookery School to Ballymaloe Cookery School to B(...)

Modern Halloween products on display in a shop. Photographs: Koen Van Weel/AFP/Getty

What has happened to Halloween? The ancient festival has gone from being a children’s party to a major event for Irish adults. Last year, we spent (...)

‘The children start out nervous, but over time they are willing to pet the frog.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Insects and spiders, birds and bees, trees, swamps and the outdoors. David Attenborough said he has yet to meet a child who didn’t love nature, but(...)