On the question of how the system could be changed, many students said they should have fewer subjects and greater subject choice that suited their abilities. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The pressure of the Leaving Cert is causing stress, burnout and mental health problems among students, according to an official review of senior cycle(...)

Sir Graham Brady (centre), chairman of the 1922 Committee, announces that prime ministerTheresa May survived the confidence vote

The House of Commons erupted into laughter this week as British prime minister Theresa May – who had only been on her feet a matter of seconds – told (...)

Leo  Varadkar stressed the EU’s wish to help Mrs May, but added: “That is contingent on her understanding that there are limitations.” Photogaph:  John Thys / AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said that there are “limitations” to any assistance to what the EU can offer the British prime minister Theresa May to help(...)

“Carbon taxes will discourage future developments that involve lengthy commutes by car. However, there is a challenge of how best to support those already caught in this situation.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

If we want to ensure the cost of fuel reflects its impact on the planet through raising carbon tax, there needs to be public acceptance that this is b(...)

According to Irish VoIP group Blueface, remote working will likely rival fixed office locations by 2025. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The number of people choosing to work remotely has risen significantly in recent years. The reasons are not difficult to understand. With the rising c(...)

Rents for apartments in Dublin city  rose by 11.7 per cent annually, compared with 6.5 per cent for houses. Photograph: iStock

Renters in Dublin city paid €156 more a month to rent a property in September than they did a year earlier, new figures show. Despite the imposition(...)

Irish five-year bond yields climbed 0.04 percentage points to 0 per cent as of mid-morning in London. Photograph: iStock

Irish bonds are sharing the pain of UK prime minister Theresa May as her future and Brexit plan are thrown into doubt. The Republic’s securities unde(...)

Theresa May arrives in Dublin this evening seeking further leeway on the Border backstop

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Dublin this evening seeking further leeway on the Border backstop. She will be hoping today’s warning fr(...)

A demonstrator carries a combined British and EU flag during an Anti-Tommy Robinson and Ukip rally in central London on December 9th, 2018. Photograph: Dylan Martinez

Most economic forecasts tend to say the same thing and most tend to be wrong. In the case of Ireland, the situation is further complicated by multinat(...)

Effigies of UK politicians: ESRI says if the UK left leaves the EU without a deal, growth in Ireland may be cut to 2.6 per cent from an otherwise 4.2 per cent. Photograph: Andy Rain

A no-deal Brexit could almost halve Irish economic growth next year, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has warned. In its latest econ(...)

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