Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan, who dropped in to The Irish Times Results Helpdesk yesterday as the team fielded calls, with education columnist Brian Mooney and guidance counsellors Brian Howard and Deirdre Garrett.  The helpdesk is at irishtimes.com/results. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has urged higher-education institutions to cut the number of course offerings on the CAO to reduce the complexi(...)

Sophia Kavanagh from the Dominican College, Wicklow, shows Vera Webster what her moblie phone can do for her.

How many volunteers does it take for your child to have a local sports club? One to coach a team, another to organise matches, somebody to mark the pi(...)

Parents’ groups have welcomed an Oireachtas committee’s recommendation for a new “independent and transparent appeals process” to oversee schoo(...)

Grace Walsh, Jess Crowley, Michaela O’Shea and Nicola Power of St Paul’s Community College, Waterford city, wearing trousers. Photograph: Patrick Browne

It’s a Wednesday evening and Lisa Phiri and Kamile Kibar are standing at the bus stop outside their school in Dublin, the long skirts of their unif(...)

5th and 6th-year students in Drimnagh Castle who are involved in an anti-cyberbullying campaign, Let’s Kick it Out. Pictured from left: Eoin Byrne, Emmet Farrell, Thomas Maguire and Shaun McDonnell. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Teenagers’ lives now are akin to those of celebrities – they never know when they might be photographed and where those photos might appear.That’s an (...)

Money, money, money: not even paying bills is free any more

1 Parking: While parking meters and traffic wardens have long been with us, free on-street parking was pretty common until those ugly yellow clamps(...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn: “Many schools are already doing a good job in catering for children from different cultural, religious and belief traditions. I also want to hear about these good practices.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn will today initiate a consultation process on religious and cultural inclusion in primary schools.The move comes a(...)

The latest CSO figures have shown an increase in the cost of education. Parents will not be surprised at Friday’s Consumer Price Index, which charts p(...)

 Harry Sweeney (4), Sandymount, holding onto his mother Aine during his first day at school at Star of the Sea primary school in Sandymount last month.    Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Further cuts in the primary school sector would prove “catastrophic”, a newly formed alliance has said. It comes as new statistics reveal that just un(...)

The Department of Education published details of the new scheme yesterday

Plans to eradicate school waiting lists and booking deposits for school places have been broadly welcomed by education and parents’ groups.The propose(...)