Domhnall McGlacken-Byrne at Gonzaga College in Dublin 6; and Deirdre McAdams in Ballyfermot, Dublin 10. Photographs: Nick Bradshaw, Dave Meehan

Why do almost 90 per cent of students in Donnybrook go to college but just 16 per cent in Darndale? The reality in Ireland is that going to univers(...)

From left, at the launch of the Bookmarks exhibition in Trinity’s Long Room were Erik Paul and Clayton Fagan of Drimnagh Castle; Sarah-Ann Mitchell and Caithlain Hanlon of Scoil Cholmcille, Ballybrack; Ryan Loehmann and Finn Wallace of Scoil Eoin, Kilbarrack. Photograph: Paul Sharp/SharpPix

Finn Wallace has just done what many people talk about but never get around to doing: he has finished writing his first book. The Adventures of Jac(...)

If I could change one thing I would steer our second-level system away from the current one, where CAO points are the exclusive route to third-level e(...)

What parent hasn’t wished that homework would just go away? At the end of a hard day, it’s hardly the activity of choice when tiredness is fray(...)