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Course selection can come down to running your options through a process of elimination.  Photograph: iStockphoto

Career guidance teachers have all sorts of tools and techniques to help young people figure out what they want to do after college. But what about sta(...)

College progression rates are lower in more disadvantaged areas of Dublin such as Ballyfermot, Finglas and Clondalkin compared with wealthier parts of the city.

Download the Feeder School PDFs here: http://iti.ms/2jQ8tpk Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are denied the same opportunities as the(...)

Latest figures also show the depth of the social divide in Dublin, with pupils in schools in the most affluent areas up to five times more likely to go to third-level than those in the poorest areas.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Download the Feeder School PDFs here: http://iti.ms/2jQ8tpk Private schools dominate the top places in new league tables based on the proportion(...)

Norah Gibbons, chairwoman of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency: it could be hugely beneficial for children to meet their birth parents and “get an explanation” as to why they were in care. Photograph: Alan Betson

Adopted children must have the right to contact with their birth families, leading advocates for children’s rights have said. Among those making the(...)

A photograph of a supernova explosion: after the star blows off the lighter material outside it packs down into a neutron star that becomes a pulsar.

People of old were more aware than we are of the night sky and took a keen interest in unusual happenings above them. The configuration of the stars w(...)

Ryan Tubridy and members of the School of Uke from east Cork at the auditions for the Late Late Toy Show in Cork city. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

“Oh no, not this guy!” says Late Late Show musical director Greg French as he opens a door in the Clayton hotel in Cork to see seven-year-old Jamie O’(...)

The information card issued to members of the Association of Catholic Priests on how to deal with abuse allegations.

The Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) has issued a portable information card to assist priest’s faced with abuse allegations. It was claimed at i(...)

There were 6,300 children in the care of the State as of March 2017, 92 per cent of whom were placed with 4,500 approved foster carers around the country. File photograph: Getty Images

Gardaí and social workers should be placed in specialist child protection units and gaps in provision of out-of-hours emergency services should be rem(...)

U2 singer Bono. “Philanthropy coupled with large-scale tax avoidance is just ego-enhancing crumbs tossed selectively from the (very) wealthy table.” Photograph: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images

The Paradise Papers – the vast tranche of leaked documents revealing the tax affairs of the wealthy and the corporate world – has exposed the complex (...)

Bishop of Waterford and Lismore Alphonsus Cullinan . Photograph: Diocese of Limerick

A Catholic Bishop has asked “where is freedom of speech” following the impeachment of former UCD Students’ Union president Katie Ascough. Bishop Alph(...)

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