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The Leaving Cert has often been criticised for being too exam-focused and failing to engage less academic students

A major review of the Leaving Cert which gets under way on Tuesday is to examine ways of easing the “points race” and better preparing students for al(...)

The white-headed vultures were born in Tayto Park earlier this month.

A pair of rare, white-headed vultures have been born in Tayto Park, Co Meath, the theme park and zoo said on Monday. The African natives are critica(...)

 Coolock has a sprawling suburban feel. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Coolock, on Dublin’s northside, has had a number of building spurts, with the early 1970s producing one of Dublin’s most intriguingly named group of s(...)

Kulindadromeus: An example of a plant-eating dinosaur with feathers and scales

Jurassic Park (1993) featured Velociraptors hunting park visitors, depicting them as wily lizard-like predators. Time and science, however, have been (...)

Michael Healy Rae: the Kerry TD  lists 11 properties for letting or rental in the register, as well as two properties under renovation or awaiting planning permission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than a quarter of TDs are landlords while more than a fifth list other occupations in the latest register of TDs interests, published on Wednesda(...)

Stuart Olding (left) and Paddy Jackson are charged with rape. Photographs: Niall Carson/PA

The friend of a woman who was allegedly raped by Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding has described how she tried to convi(...)

Tempers flare in the closing stages of Galway and  Mayo’s match at Pearse Stadium, Galway. Photograph: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Had the GAA wanted to screen a promotional video to highlight issues relevant to its motions list at Congress in just under a fortnight, it would have(...)

Munster’s Sam Arnold scores a try against Zebre at Thomond Park, Limerick. Photograph: ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

Munster centre Sam Arnold believes the experience of being involved in Joe Schmidt’s rigorous Ireland camp prior to the Six Nations is a stepping ston(...)

Noel McGrath, Caitlín Nic Aoidh and James Patrice at the launch of Seachtain Na Gaeilge le Energia which runs from  March 1st - 17th. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography.

A TG4 weather presenter, a ‘Glitter Guru’, and a Tipperary hurler have joined forces to promote one of the biggest celebrations of the Irish language (...)

Stuart Olding (left) and Paddy Jackson pictured arriving at court  last week. Photograph: PA.

A house guest at a party where Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding allegedly raped a Belfast student has said she walked (...)

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