Leaving Cert students at Belvedere College, Dublin, about to sit an exam in June of this year. Photograph: Alan Betson.

As in 2013, the main focus of interest in the 2014 Leaving Cert results is in the fall-out from the new Project Maths curriculum and the response to t(...)

A good assessment will provide a clear outline of your son’s strengths and weaknesses which can guide you and his school in the future. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q My seven-year-old boy has just finished Senior Infants. He’s a great little boy and is very sociable, but right from the start, the school has been (...)

Workers protesting outside St Patrick’s College in Drumcondra, Dublin, this morning. Photograph: Construction Group of Unions

Construction and trade workers will protest outside the Department of Education today over pay and employment rights on school building projects. It i(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny unveils his new Cabinet in the Dáil this afternoon.

A Cheann Comhairle, I wish to inform the House that the President, acting on my advice, has accepted the resignations of Deputy Pat Rabbitte, Deput(...)

The Oireachtas will have to decide whether the public interest is sufficient to justify legislation interfering in the customer relationship between individuals and companies such as UPC and Sky, for the purpose of collecting the TV licence, the Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes has said. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

The Oireachtas will have to decide whether the public interest is sufficient to justify legislation interfering in the customer relationship between i(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: said the programme continued to help young people build skills and knowledge that would enhance their ability to take up a new job. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Forty-six young, unemployed Dubliners graduated today from a work skills programme praised by Tánaiste Joan Burton.The Tesco-Positive2Work Skillnet pr(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn with children at the Docklands Early Numeracy Project. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The sharp increase in Ireland’s birth rate over the past 15 years is reflected again the key statistics released by the Department of Education and Sk(...)

A Government inquiry into the mother and baby homes will not be confined to St Mary’s in Tuam, Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan has said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A Government inquiry into the mother and baby homes will not be confined to St Mary’s in Tuam, Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan has said.“Tuam w(...)

Implementing the new procedures will make children’s school experiences a whole lot healthier. Photograph: Thinkstock

What can parents and children expect from the excellent new anti-bullying policy from the Department of Education and Skills (DES)? Not a lot ,it seem(...)

Job satisfaction among secondary school teachers has dropped sharply in the past five years, with administrative work and school evaluations am(...)