Students were asked in Wednesday’s paper about current issues including lowering of the voting age to 16.  Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Students sitting the last Junior Certificate examination to be held on the Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) syllabus were met with a “fair(...)

Winning writers:   Tomás Ó hUallacháin,  Jack Farrell,  Emma McGoey  and Caitríona Ní Chonaill. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Journalists should stay independent, keep their integrity and stay out of political movements, Minister of State Finian McGrath has said. The people w(...)

A boy has missed out on a Junior Cert exam at a north Kerry secondary school after allegedly being set upon by other students. File photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

A boy has missed a Junior Cert exam at a Co Kerry secondary school after allegedly being set upon by other students. The incident was said to have oc(...)