Keep note of all important dates in the 2020 college application process. Photograph: iStock

January 20th (5.15pm): Closing date for the CAO early-bird online applications. A fee of €30 applies before this date and increases after that date to(...)

OMG – TMI? Or not enough? Most of us may know that means “Oh my god, too much information.” What about MOS? “Mum over shoulder” is a warning that tex(...)

St Augustine’s school in Blackrock, Co Dublin is a co-educational school for children aged 8 to 18 who have mild general learning disability.

Something really excellent is being dismantled in order to prop up another service that is in trouble. This is in no small part due to underfunding an(...)

Parents find themselves thrust into an adversarial system, which can be intimidating. Photograph: Getty Images
When parents and teachers collide

What happens when parents fall out with their child’s school? How can they drop their son or daughter off at the school gates when the relationship wi(...)

A leg up: fee-paying schools are seen to give students an advantage. St Michael’s College and Blackrock College clash in the Leinster Schools Senior Cup Final last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

Should the state support fee-paying schools? This question is arguably the most divisive in Irish education today, pitting parent against parent, t(...)