This year, a record number of students sat higher-level maths, and 79.3 per cent of them got between a H1 and H5. Photograph: iStock

Last year, Leaving Cert students said goodbye to As, Bs and Cs, and hello to higher (H) and ordinary (O) 1s, 2s and 3s, all the way down to a grade 8 (...)

Call for greater medical support in schools for children with life-threatening conditions. Photograph: Istock

Vulnerable children with life-threatening conditions are unsafe and at risk due to a lack of nursing supports in schools, a State advisory body for sp(...)

Pictured (from left) Daisy O’Connor (6); Fergus Finlay, Barnardos CEO and  Patrick Regan (6). Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Government inaction means parents are once again being forced to subsidise an “underfunded education system” with the number of schools asking for a s(...)

Ireland’s secondary school population is projected to rise until 2024. Photograph: iStock

Plans to convert hundreds of primary school teachers to second-level teachers are being explored by the Department of Education as part of a series of(...)

 Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar, Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe pictured at DIT’s Grangegorman campus on Tuesday.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

The State’s first technological university - based on the merger of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), IT Tallaght and IT Blanchardstown - is set t(...)

The Irish Episcopal Commission has warned students who opt out of religion will receive an unfair advantage if they are allowed to take extra classes in examinable subjects. Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty

Catholics bishops have called on the Minister for Education to withdraw a directive which allows students who opt out of religious instruction in Stat(...)

Parents and students of Coláiste Ráithín in Bray, Co Wicklow, protesting against delays in April. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The opening of a number of schools in time for the new school year is in doubt following pickets by subcontractors who say they have not been paid mon(...)

An artist’s impression of DIT’s new Grangegorman campus	, which is set to become the State’s first technological university

The State’s first technological university is set to be announced later this week based on the merger of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), IT Tall(...)

Cathleen Shiels: “People think civil servants are all earning this big money, on these great pensions. That is not true for the vast majority of us.” Photograph: Trevor McBride

“It is very tough to keep chipper and to not let it grind you down.” So says Cathleen Shiels, a clerical officer working for the Department of Educat(...)

An Oireachtas committee this week recommended a ban on vending machines which dispense junk food in schools. Photograph: iStock

Sausage rolls, chips, mini-pizzas, Danish pastries and cookies. They are just some of the staples on the menus of most secondary school canteens today(...)

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