Clean Coasts works with communities to help protect Ireland’s waterways, coastline, seas, ocean and marine life.  Photograph: Clean Coasts

More than 400 groups, including thousands of volunteers, are cleaning up beaches across the country over this weekend. More than 6,500 volunteers hav(...)

Rebecca Murphy and Abbey Hehir from Clare, with their slurry pit  project, at the opening of BTYSTE  in the RDS. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Slurry-pit accidents take a terrible toll on Irish farms, with an average of four to five people dying every year due to inhalation of toxic fumes, bu(...)

Information about a college course is invaluable, but there’s no way of knowing whether a particular college is the right fit for you unless you pay a visit to the campus.

A college website can tell you only so much. Information about a college course is invaluable, but there’s no way of knowing whether a particular coll(...)

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(...)

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