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September 1979: Pope John Paul II signs the visitors' book at  Áras an Uachtaráin as the president, Dr Patrick Hillery, looks on.

A different Pope, John Paul II, flew in on an Aer Lingus plane to a different Ireland for the papal visit at the end of September 1979. It lasted thr(...)

While the “baptism barrier” has been removed for most schools, minority faith schools may are entitled to discriminate based on religion in their admissions. Photograph: iStock

Should a child who attends church services regularly get priority access to their local State-funded school? It’s a question that goes to the heart o(...)

Three-bedroom homes in Tyrrelstown are expected to sell starting at €345,000

A substantial land holding with potential to accommodate 830 to 890 houses at Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15, goes for sale from today on the instructions of(...)

Main Street in Swords. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Swords was founded by St Colmcille in 560. The saint called the north Co Dublin town Sord, meaning clear, and in this sense pure of faith or pure wate(...)

Irish Yong Philosopher Award winner Luke Rickard (16) with President Michael D. Higgins. Photograph: UCD Colleges of Social Sciences and Law

If philosophy is the art of asking good questions then Ireland has some serious sages in the making. Close to 200 primary and secondary students gath(...)

 Minister for Education Richard Bruton announcing plans to reform of school admissions at Government Buildings, Dublin earlier this month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Education Richard Bruton is confident he has the support of the Catholic Church for the survey he launched on Monday which will seek the (...)

 Minister for Education Richard Bruton: this new process has ‘the potential to change the course of education in Ireland by providing a system which reflects the changing needs of families’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Parents are to be polled over the coming weeks on whether they want multi-denominational patrons to take over the running of Catholic schools. The mo(...)

Filip Gnitecki practises guitar at Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun, Dublin.

Ireland’s education system is a paradox. Abroad, international schools are slurping up our highly-trained teachers for both primary and secondary leve(...)

Irish-medium schools tend to be oversubscribed and students often end up having to travel greater distances to schools located in other districts or are forced to attend English-medium schools when the option of Irish-medium education is not available to them. Above: Schoolchildren from Gaelscoil Chnoc Liamhna during a protest outside Leinster House in 2017. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

One of the biggest impediments to the establishment of Irish-medium schools is set to be removed following an investigation into the school patronage(...)

Angela Clarke composed a number of songs, and this one, Hoist the Flag, was written in Dublin after the Rising.

A long forgotten 1916 song, one of only a couple known to have been composed by a woman at the time, was performed in Clarke Square in the National Mu(...)

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