Results helpdesk guidance counsellors Deirdre Garrett and Brian Howard work to answer questions at The Irish Times. Photograph: Sara Freund

Every year the Leaving Cert brings a fresh wave of post-results frenzy. Anxious teens and their parents are eager to know how to handle the college(...)

‘The Educational Welfare Service records home-schooled children by age rather than whether they are at primary or secondary level.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Among the 57,929 Leaving Certificate students who received results this week, a small number will never have set foot in school at all, or spent perha(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: has expressed concern about the use of JobBridge in schools, saying she wished to be ensure there was ‘no abuse’ of the scheme. Photograph: The Irish Times 2:01

Almost 100 jobs in the education sector are being advertised under the JobBridge internship scheme ahead of start of the school year, including primar(...)

Gas Networks Ireland, formerly Bord Gáis Networks, has launched a new apprenticeship programme for first time in 30 years.The company which operates (...)

Tim Moran returned to education after a long absence to upgrade his qualification

Tim Moran is doing an MA in leadership in early childhood care and education at IT Sligo. He is in his second of four semesters in the part-time, dis(...)

A culture of “low expectations” and a limited supply of appropriate training courses have been identified as key barriers to people with intellectual disabilities entering further education. Photograph: Getty Images.

A culture of “low expectations” and a limited supply of appropriate training courses have been identified as key barriers to people with intellectual (...)

‘Government needs to support those caring for our youngest citizens’

Our children are being failed by a childcare system that is simply not fit for purpose. Parents, families, communities, the economy, and childcare (...)

Performing arts students  taking the Macnas module at NUIG

When I was in my Leaving Cert year, open days were seen as respite – a break from the books, a trip to the big smoke, a day out with friends. If we(...)

Class action: many of the skills required by employers are in science, technology, engineering or maths, so major capital investment is needed in labs in strategic locations, matching skills and local employment needs

The landscape for further education and training in Ireland is being transformed both by Government decisions and by how education is delivered in a d(...)

Learning the ropes: graduates from the Open Training College (above), which offers adult learning in human services and the non-profit sector
The A to Z of adult education

Access: Not everyone got the Leaving Cert they wanted. Mature students missed the chance to attend college. Students with disabilities and students fr(...)