Olivia’s friends form a circle of honour at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Tricolour and the Stars and Stripes flew at half mast in a gentle breeze outside the Church of our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock. Close by, a(...)

Pictured outside Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin were Rebecca Black, Darcey Barrett, Emily McAndrew and Aoife Byrne. Photograph: Dave Meehan

While the Eucharistic Congress made an appearance instead of an anticipated question on the Treaty, higher level Leaving Cert history students woul(...)

A comprehension question concerning a woman smuggling a tortoise onto an airplane   was one of the highlights of this year’s Junior Cert higher-level French exam. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Whoever set this year’s Junior Cert higher-level French paper must have been in a good mood, judging by the general reaction to the paper. Many of t(...)

The grinning face of Bono loomed large as just under 54,000 students kicked off the Leaving Cert exam this morning. The U2 frontman’s speech to a gra(...)

The freehold supermarket at Taylor’s Lane in Rathfarnham, Dublin 14

Turley Property Advisers have every reason to expect strong interest in a long-established freehold supermarket at Taylor’s Lane in Rathfarnham, Dubli(...)

More than 25,000 children took part in the regional rounds over the past three months and they were whittled down to 400 children in 100 teams for the final. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The RDS was hosting chartered accountancy exams in one corner on Sunday but the tension was far greater next door in the main hall where the Irish Lea(...)

Road Safety Authority chairwoman Liz O’Donnell has insisted she enjoys a good working relationship with Garda management despite criticisms by her predecessor Gay Byrne about  inadequate traffic enforcement levels. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times.

Road Safety Authority chairwoman Liz O’Donnell has insisted she enjoys a good working relationship with Garda management despite criticisms by her pre(...)

Aoife and Sean, pupils at Lisacul National School, Castlerea, Co Roscommon, check their height against Aoife Guilfoyle and Aisling Gallagher, who devised the exercise and healthy eating project. Photograph: Brian Farrell

The vexed issue of overweight children is one that parents, teachers, policy-makers and even medical professionals tip-toe around. But two Co Rosco(...)

Harry McCann (15), founder of Digital Youth Council,  at home in Clane, Co Kildare. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

On many a night at 11pm Eamon Judge wanders into his living room at home in Kinsale, Co Cork, to find his 16-year-old daughter, Ciara, engaged in a(...)

A Charles Stewart Parnell question came up

Students who played study roulette would have been disappointed upon opening the higher level history paper. The Treaty, which was widely tipped to a(...)