The comprehension pieces, on golfer Rory McIlroy and US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, were both suited to this level. Photograph: AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards

Teachers and students have reacted positively to the higher and ordinary level Irish paper two, following general approval of paper one. Robbie Cronin(...)

In the context of major stories - water charges, Charlie Hebdo, marriage equality referendum were all topics students could have written about. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Higher level Irish students who prepared well for the oral Irish exam were doubly rewarded with a paper that was rich in the issues of the day, accord(...)

The final day of exams was a reasonably good one for the small number of Junior Cert students who were finishing up with Latin, Italian and classical(...)

The life of Julius Caesar kept classics students busy.

An account of the life of Julius Caesar kept students busy on a lengthy Junior Cert classical studies paper yesterday. “The period they were as(...)

Laura Gudaityte, Crumlin, Tola Salam, Tallaght, and Olivia Lyons, Walkinstown, after sitting the Leaving Cert Irish paper 2 exam at Loreto College, Crumlin, t yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Students were satisfied with yesterday’s second higher- and ordinary-level Irish exams despite two grammatical errors on the paper, according to Robbi(...)