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Ryan Griffin Vearer (17) arrives for the start of his Leaving Cert exams at Beneavin De La Salle College, Finglas. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The predicted poets appeared and students had more choice and time than ever before in one of the most well-received English papers in years, teachers(...)

The skeletons of a suspended humpback whale and adult fin whale at the National Museum of Ireland - Natural History. Photograph: Frank Miller

Wanted: whale hunter with taste for adventure and head for heights. No harpoon required. The National Museum of Ireland - Natural History in Dublin i(...)

The slowdown - and the economic hit that came with it - highlighted how business is the engine of the economy. Photograph: iStock

The shock of Covid-19 shut down businesses across the country. Many people were able to keep working from home, but hairdressers, restaurants and cafe(...)

Bringing your parents to college open days can be helpful. Photograph: iStock

Open days are not just a chance for students to explore their college or post-Leaving Cert (PLC) course options. These days, parents are just as likel(...)

Information about a college course is invaluable, but there’s no way of knowing whether a particular college is the right fit for you unless you pay a visit to the campus.

A college website can tell you only so much. Information about a college course is invaluable, but there’s no way of knowing whether a particular coll(...)

‘The poem, An tEarrach Thiar, was also one the students like to study.’ File photograph: Getty

Irish paper two Higher level students who covered the entire course will have been happy with Irish paper two, according to teachers. John Gavin of (...)

The impact of Brexit on Ireland and the EU featured in today’s Leaving Cert higher level  geography exam. Photograph: iStock

There was a strong emphasis on environmental issues in this year’s Leaving Cert higher level paper and many of students’ favourite topics cropped up. (...)

Sylvia Plath’s appearance in Leaving Cert English paper two prompted relief in exam halls across the State.

Thousands of English students breathed a sigh of relief this afternoon when the poet Sylvia Plath appeared, as had been widely predicted, on the highe(...)

From left:  Katelyn Hart, Miruna Toma, Anna Piela, Andreea Sandy, with Casey Ralph and Geri Dornan, look over the Leaving Cert English paper at Mount Carmel Secondary School,  Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

This year’s higher level English paper one challenged young people to think critically and creatively, according to teachers. For the second year run(...)

Dr Anne Smyth: Students interested in setting up their own business need to know about marketing.

Budding business students are spoilt for choice. But in choosing a course, what should they look out for? We asked for perspectives from career guid(...)

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