Firing enthusiasm: Shaun Holly, who teaches science at Kinsale Community School. Photograph: Dan Linehan 2:43

Shaun Holly doesn’t just teach science. He likes to bring a bit of razzmatazz to the subject. “I do a bit of chemistry magic – explosions and off-c(...)

Second level teachers from Newpark Comprehensive school in Dublin protest the proposed changes to the Junior Cycle programme. A 2008 OECD study showed the percentage of Irish teachers who had received an appraisal of their teaching was the lowest of 24 countries surveyed. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The Department of Education says it has no intention of conducting regular performance reviews of teachers and principals, despite admitting in intern(...)

Moate Community School students celebrate their win, which earned them prize money of £4,000 (€5,000). Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Moate Community School in Co Westmeath has won the 2014 All Island School Choir Competition. The televised contest, organised by the all-island peace(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said today she cannot grant any more concessions to teachers on proposed reforms to junior cycle exam procedures. Photograph: Irish Times

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said she cannot grant any further concessions in junior cycle negotiations with teachers, paving the way for(...)

Learning: practising sign language at St Columba’s Girls’ National School

Ireland often claims to have one of the most highly educated youth populations in the world. But does the education system teach children how to grow (...)

The release of the study this week is timely given that it occurs at the start of Science Week

Students studying under the Project Maths curriculum have recorded a “small but positive” improvement in their skills with the subject, a new study h(...)

Junior masterchefs: junior finalist Maeve McManus and senior finalist Jordan Harrison taking part in Safefood’s Takeaway My Way all-Ireland competition

Most young people know that they need to eat fresh fruit and vegetables and that processed and sugary foods aren’t good for them. They’ve been told(...)

Moyross in Limerick where Fr Tony O’Riordan claims “we’re being punished for our hard efforts to deliver educational outcomes for kids”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Department of Education has said a decision to remove a teaching post from a primary school in one of the most deprived parts of Limerick city was(...)

A priest based in one of the most deprived parts of Limerick City has called on churches around the country to sell any unused gold to help fund a tea(...)

Student teachers and newly-qualified teachers protesting outside the Dáil

Education authorities are powerless to prevent schools hiring retired teachers at a time when hundreds of newly-qualified teachers are unable to find(...)