Some students in Tuesday’s Leaving Cert exam complained about the audio quality in the Spanish exam.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Students have criticised the audio quality of the Leaving Cert Spanish exam as “mumbled” , “echoey” and “difficult to hear”. The criticism comes just(...)

Students sitting the second paper in Higher Level Irish for the Junior Cert on Thursday afternoon encountered a paper that was more difficult than pap(...)

Students sitting the first paper in Higher Level Irish for the Junior Cert on Thursday morning encountered a “very fair paper” that would have pleased(...)

From left:  Katelyn Hart, Miruna Toma, Anna Piela, Andreea Sandy, with Casey Ralph and Geri Dornan, look over the Leaving Cert English paper at Mount Carmel Secondary School,  Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

This year’s higher level English paper one challenged young people to think critically and creatively, according to teachers. For the second year run(...)

Fr Fintan Gavin says mass at St Andrew’s Church, Westland Row, Dublin in 2005. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Pope Francis has appointed Dublin priest as the new Bishop of the Catholic diocese of Cork and Ross. Fr Fintan Gavin (53), Chancellor of the Dublin (...)

Isabel Healy, down on the range in Elko Nevada

As I approached the age of 70 I realised there was nothing I either needed or wanted in life. I had started to give things away rather than add to my (...)

 Alison Duggan, student at St Colman’s Community College, Midleton, Co Cork speaking at the Evidence Matters event at the Houses of the Oireachtas. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In what was an unusual form of speed dating between members of the public and politicians, 16 citizens arrived in Leinster House to lay out their case(...)

The two-hour paper is broken into three sections. Photograph: iStockphoto

There were no surprises in this morning’s Junior Cert Paper 1 in Irish which was described by teachers as being “very much in line” with previous year(...)

Balbriggan beach, Co Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Balbriggan’s origins came from its harbour, with the town growing out from around the industry that fed off the sea. The Hamilton family’s constructio(...)

Children from  schools in Tipperary gather at the Department of Education in 2017 to protest at their ‘exclusion’ from the Deis scheme. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Government’s support scheme for children in disadvantaged schools is failing to narrow the achievement gap with other schools, an Oireachtas commi(...)

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