Steve Redgrave: UK’s five-time gold medallist, and most successful male rower in Olympic history is  Type 1. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Allsport

Elite sports performance isn’t typically associated with a condition that can more than double a person’s risk of early death. According to the World(...)

Prince Charles, President Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in the gardens at Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Britain doesn’t want to fall out with Ireland over Brexit. To this end a special delivery arrived in Áras an Uachtaráin from across the water. There(...)

Students at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A number of special awards were announced at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition on Friday. Science for Development Award (Worldwise glo(...)

The Leaving Cert students from Adamstown Community College who reported on the exams in The Irish Times this June: from left, Natalia Staroscinska, Keith Coffey, Mumtaz Rostam, Emily Kane, Henry Kareem and Evelina Siaulyte. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Des Newton had a tricky task. Last week, the principal of Adamstown Community College greeted the school’s first-ever Leaving Cert students to hand(...)

The pressure was on for the students of Adamstown Community College - the first ever class at the school to sit the Leaving Cert - as they picked up t(...)

Natalia Staroscinska moved to Ireland from Poland when she was seven, and now also speaks Irish and French.

My whole year has been framed by one result. That result is not my Leaving Cert result. It’s the result of a drawing test I did for the Institute of A(...)

Pictured outside Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin were Rebecca Black, Darcey Barrett, Emily McAndrew and Aoife Byrne. Photograph: Dave Meehan

While the Eucharistic Congress made an appearance instead of an anticipated question on the Treaty, higher level Leaving Cert history students woul(...)

A comprehension question concerning a woman smuggling a tortoise onto an airplane   was one of the highlights of this year’s Junior Cert higher-level French exam. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Whoever set this year’s Junior Cert higher-level French paper must have been in a good mood, judging by the general reaction to the paper. Many of t(...)

Evelina Siaulyte: “I dream of it all being over. I think the system is reasonably fair because most students who study should be okay”

I’ve been sitting my exams for five months, with a new exam every day. Okay, alright. It’s been five days. But it really does feel like it’s been so (...)

Henry Kareem: “I took the higher level Irish paper in the afternoon. It went really well. Too well, arguably.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

After last Friday’s ordinary level maths paper, I was devastated. The whole class was devastated. A lot of my classmates just left the questions blank(...)

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