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Mary Keane, President of National Association Principals and Deputy Principals: ‘Should not our senior cycle provide paths to learning for all our learners?’  Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

It may be time to sever the link between the Leaving Cert and entry to university due to the “huge” rate of anxiety among students, school leaders hav(...)

Future of learning: while coding is a key skill, the logic and thinking behind it are more important.

Microsoft has released a report on the class of 2030. Drawing on interviews with thousands of students and teachers across the UK, US, Canada, and Sin(...)

Max Woods and Emily Moore from Kildare in the Junior Infants class for their first day of school at the Kildare Town Educate Together National School in Kildare. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Parents are increasingly waiting until their children turn five before starting primary school, latest figures show, which means that many will not le(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi is credited with quelling the debt-crisis storm of 2012 and the potential break-up of the euro zone. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi has accepted an invitation to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure(...)

Evelyn Holland and her son Ben (4) in Carrigtwohill, Co Cork. Holland decided to postpone sending Ben to primary school until he turned five. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

When Evelyn Holland’s son Ben turned four last April, she had every intention of sending him to school the following September. “He is very tall, I t(...)

the walking weekend package includes two nights’ accommodation with breakfast, dinner on one evening and guided walks.

Walking west Knockranny House Hotel in Westport, Co Mayo, is offering a new walking tour. Check in on Friday evening and enjoy a Saturday morning str(...)

Yves Tumor has shown a gift for world-building experimental productions that could go on to influence others.

New artist of the week: Yves Tumor Plus songs you have to hear from Jaakko Eino Kalevi and Claire Laffu What: Eclectic experimental producer Where: T(...)

Competitors line up before dawn on the beach in Tenby, Wales, before the start of the Wales Ironman earlier this month. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Ricky Hicks and Gary Evans scanned the list, searching for their names. Hicks spotted his first: No 647. It took Evans longer. No surprise, really – E(...)

 Eddie Dunbar. Photograph: INPHO/Billy Stickland

Eddie Dunbar was one of the most prominent riders in the under 23 world road race championships in Austria on Friday, but nevertheless came up short o(...)

Facebook, Google and other tech companies have agreed a code of conduct to do more to tackle the spread of fake news. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Facebook, Google and other tech companies have agreed a code of conduct to do more to tackle the spread of fake news, due to concerns it can influence(...)

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