The Eighth Amendment

Sir, – Brendan O’Regan’s letter (October 5th) makes clear the distinction between those who support his standpoint and those who would allow for abort(...)

Junior Cycle students were asked to identify the new Secretary General of the UN. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

The reaction to Wednesday afternoon’s Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) exam was largely positive despite featuring some challenging questi(...)

  Amid talk of “fake news”, distrust of mainstream media, and the rise of far-right websites such as Breitbart News Network, the average citizen is struggling to discern what is true and what is not.

Education is under attack. Expertise and experience were derided in the lead-up to the Brexit vote, while US president Donald Trump famously declared(...)

North’s First  Minister Arlene Foster was the subject of a photo question on the Junior Cert CSPE paper. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A photo question on the Junior Cert CSPE paper asking students to identify Northern Ireland’s First Minister left some students scratching their heads(...)

 Complaints against Ray D’Arcy in relation to an interview he carried out with Father Ted writer Graham Linehan and his wife Helen have been partially upheld. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Pro-choice and anti-abortion campaigners have clashed over the latest Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) ruling on coverage of the issue. Compl(...)

Nature’s way: The refurbished playground in Merrion Square, Dublin, which is inspired by Oscar Wilde’s story The Selfish Giant

Swings and roundabouts: What playground do you favour, and why? Email swayman@irishtimes.com or comment on the article below. We hope to publish a (...)

Frances Fitzgerald: Sent back to her old job by the CSPE exam.

A mix of wordy and nonwordy questions were laid out for Junior Certs yesterday in the second year of a Maths Paper II exam drawn from the new Project (...)

Shane Byrne, Michael Cody, Paddy Doyle and Maurice Walsh of  St Kierna’s College, Kilkenny after the Civic, Social & Political Education exam. Photograph: Pat Moore.

Student-friendly, well presented, and with good topics and themes: all common descriptions of this year’s higher-level Junior Cert maths paper. The ex(...)