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Eight properties remain to be transferred by the Church to the State. File photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

The Department of Education says “significant milestones” have been reached in getting religious congregations to hand over lands and properties to he(...)

While there continues to be a significant surplus of applicants over available places for teacher training programmes, demand has fallen since 2012. Photograph: iStock

The “prohibitive” cost of training and austerity-era cuts to starting salaries may have led to reduced interest in students choosing teaching as a pro(...)

For many parents, choosing a summer camp, or two – or perhaps as many as eight – is an annual and often expensive task. All summer long, Th(...)

Gone are the days where the occasional lazy teacher could simply kick back and get students to read the textbook

Teaching remains a prestigious profession in Ireland. The relatively high CAO points reflect that young people believe that it offers good career pros(...)

The role of butterflies as indicators of healthy habitats, and as useful pollinators, is only beginning to be generally appreciated.

“Mysterious and little-known organisms live within walking distance of where you sit. Splendour awaits . . ” EO Wilson, who first published the term (...)

Liam Mac Con Iomaire (centre) at the launch of his biography of Breandán Ó hEithir in Galway with Prof Gearoid O Tuathaigh of NUI, Galway, and Mr Ó hEithir’s wife, Catherine. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times.

The death has taken place of the renowned writer, broadcaster and academic Liam Mac Con Iomaire. He was 81. Mr Mac Con Iomaire was Director of the Mo(...)

A new OCO report details that children as young as five have made repeated attempts to run away from family hubs. Photograph:© Catherine MacBride 2013

Heartbreaking testimonies from children about life in family hubs, published on Thursday by the Ombudsman for Children’s Office (OCO), are almost iden(...)

Fr Fintan Gavin says mass at St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, Dublin in 2005. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Pope Francis has appointed Dublin priest as the new Bishop of the Catholic diocese of Cork and Ross. Fr Fintan Gavin (53), Chancellor of the Dublin (...)

Muslim students (from left) Aisha Siwar, Rosie Al Johmani and Ryma Halfaoui, are organising a march in solidarity with the victims of the Christchurch shootings which will take place in Dublin on Saturday, March 23rd. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A group of young Irish Muslims has organised a Calling All Allies demonstration for Dublin on Saturday to express solidarity with victims of the terro(...)

Daphne Cronin and her son Michael at home in Drumcondra, Dublin. It was a random internet search when the family was struggling that threw up what turned out to be a ‘life changer’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“We were never told.” A sense of incredulity is audible in Daphne Cronin’s voice. For her son Michael, now aged 23, brain injury was a result of life(...)

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