Eating breakfast at  St Patrick’s School’s Breakfast Club. Photograph: Alan Betson

When Áine Kirwan arrives at school every morning she is struck by the sound of children’s chat and laughter that fill the corridors that lead to the b(...)

‘Resources are easy if all you need is chalk, talk and a few books. That was the 19th century. If we want 21st-century education we need resources’. Conor O’Hanlon and Alanna Kelly spell it out at the launch of Bernardos’ school costs survey this year

Schools are struggling to meet their bills, some are on the brink of closure, and the State’s capitation fees are wholly inadequate. Is this the lates(...)

Blurring the results: the number of places filled in each course is crucial for determining demand for it, and affects the points required. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

As second round offers are released today to college applicants, there have been fresh calls for greater transparency in the application process. (...)

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(...)