“What really pulled me back was the persistence of my family and friends.”  Kenneth Browne presents at a first year orientation in the Helix, DCU, last September

It’s almost five years since I sat my Leaving Cert and failed to get a single option on my CAO form. I thought my story might be insightful and som(...)

‘There were no surprises in terms of the language or vocabulary, and it was all very doable,’ said German teacher Patrick Kavanagh

Straightforward and standard but perhaps a little dry: that was the verdict of Patrick Kavanagh, Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland subject rep(...)

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn.  Photograph: Frank Miller

A “penniless” schoolteacher priest, who was cleared by his school board of allegations of sexually abusing a student, has been granted leave by the Hi(...)

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan: Solomon-like role. Photograph: Collins Courts

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan in the High Court adopted a Solomon-like role in deciding in the absence of parental agreement whether their 12-year-old son s(...)