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Almost 50 Junior Cert students are set to receive top marks across all subjects on Wednesday Photograph: Peter Thursfield

More than 62,000 Junior Cert students are set to receive their results today, with almost 50 pupils securing top marks across all subjects. New limit(...)

The number of schools which benefit from extra staffing and support will grow under a new plan to tackle educational disadvantage, Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The number of schools which benefit from extra staffing and support will grow under a new plan to tackle educational disadvantage, Minister for Educat(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton says improving outcomes for those who are less well-off will be a key priority of his ministry. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A series of targeted measures aimed at boosting outcomes for children in disadvantaged schools will feature in a new action plan under consideration b(...)

Awaiting a session at the ASTI annual convention in  Wexford. “More tough choices for teachers. There was no appetite for industrial action when the ballots were cast for Croke Park 1, but at conferences this week there was a sense that many teachers have reached the end of their rope.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Usually, after an Easter week in the spotlight, teachers go back to the classroom and get on with the quiet job of seeing out the summer term. (...)