Oberstown Children’s Detention Centre’s outdoor basketball court. Photograph: Iain White

Two bare statistics about the Oberstown Children Detention Campus speak volumes: 55 boys and one girl. They are the August figures for the north Co Du(...)

Drawing on interviews with 240 members of families, the authors of Family Rhythms find families have become “smaller, more diverse, with more involved fathers and a greater reliance on grandparent support”. File photograph: Getty Images

Children have fewer siblings, fathers are more involved and grandparents are more important than ever. These are among the findings in a new study of(...)

Teaching in the 21st century is not just about the imparting of knowledge. It is the challenging and complex task of teaching learners to form questions of their own

A response to Dr William Reville: Dr William Reville has expressed his concerns regarding modern teaching methods (Click here to read “Beware o(...)

Dan Flinter will become chairman  of The Irish Times on January 1st, 2014

Dan Flinter has been appointed a non-executive director of The Irish Times Limited and will succeed David Went as chairman from January 1st, 2014. Mr (...)

The longer a young person remains homeless the more difficult it becomes for them to exit out homelessness the first ever Irish longitudinal study on the topic has found. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The longer a young person remains homeless the more difficult it becomes for them to exit out of homelessness, the first ever Irish longitudinal study(...)