Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen, authors of Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling: The Novel. Photograph: Nathalie Marquez Courtney

I feel like I’ve known Aisling forever, but technically she’s only about 10 years old. It all started when Emer McLysaght and I moved in together, ha(...)

Eoin Corbett: ‘I prefer to learn by doing than by sitting down with a book’

The drums are banging loudly for college. Trinity is the best university in Ireland and everyone should aspire to attend third-level. Students might o(...)

Ben O’Leary Fitzpatrick, who received his Leaving Cert Applied results this week. He says very few students are aware of the programme.

I received my Leaving Cert results this week, but I wasn’t worrying about points. I didn’t need any. That’s because I completed the Leaving Cert Appl(...)

Irish professional dancer Hannah Rogerson on stage

Hannah Rogerson is a 22-year-old professional dancer, originally from Newbridge, Co Kildare, who now lives in the Netherlands. When did you leave Ire(...)

Award-winning novelist Sara Baume. Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill
My Leaving: Sara Baume

What is your most vivid Leaving Cert memory? I remember the faux-wood surface of my designated desk, and how the light played across it, and the soun(...)

Rebecca Gorman, a student of human nutrition at Dublin Institute of Technology. Photograph: Conor Mulhern

The timing isn’t ideal. Last February, tens of thousands of students filled out the CAO form and decided what they wanted to do with the next few year(...)

 Margaret and Thomas Kavanagh from Kilmainham, Dublin,  at the grave of their daughter Janice who was killed by a drink-driver who ran a red light at a pedestrian crossing.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Shortly after 6pm on Thursday, December 5th, 1991, 10-year-old Janice Kavanagh and a few pals set off from their estate, Ceannt Fort, near Kilmainham(...)

DIT’s Grangegorman campus: The institute said the zoning will devalue its lands and jeopardise funding for facilities. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin City Council could face legal action over a decision to rezone a site in Rathmines owned by the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), which wi(...)

Parents queue outside Clonturk Community College, in Whitehall, Dublin, in order to secure secondary school places for their children. Photograph: Clonturk Community College/Facebook

A new secondary school in Dublin filled all of next year’s school places within hours on Monday morning after parents queued overnight to guarantee ac(...)

Top class: Ireland has a wealth of adult and further education courses. Photograph: Getty
Further education: some options

Online Moocs – massive open online courses – are, well, massive. They’re also free. Dublin Institute of Technology offers PharmacMooc.org, which is(...)

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