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The library at the the Irish College in Paris, pictured in 2000. Photograph: Eric Luke

A row over sending 20 young Irish people on work experience to assist with the refurbishment of the Irish College in Paris spanned more than two years(...)

Corbawn estate in Shankill. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Located in a pocket of land to the east of the junction of the M11 and the M50, Shankill is a small parcel of south County Dublin that lies between Ki(...)

Kristy Hubbard (20) from Finglas: “I was scared about starting Leap but, after some encouragement, I decided to give it a go and it’s been great for me.” Photograph: Seán Dunne

Paul Flood quit school just weeks before he did the Leaving Certificate three years ago. Everything had become too much. “The pressures got on top of(...)

 Emma Tormey and Stephen Brazil from Darndale: “This place is a kip – there’s robbed cars and rubbish everywhere.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Emma Tormey (27) has lived in Darndale all her life. “It’s a kip,” she says. “There’s robbed cars every night, they’re racing their bikes up and down (...)

The State’s 16 Education and Training Boards, which deliver most further education courses, currently receive more than €500m   a year from Solas. Photograph: Getty Images

Funding for further education courses is to be linked with high performance under a new funding model to be rolled out shortly. More than 200,000 peo(...)

Sarah Johnson: ‘You can make your own choices and decisions and nobody is spoon-feeding you’

Sam Blanckensee Occupation: Sam Blanckensee is national development officer at the Transgender Equality Network of Ireland. Earlier this year, he was(...)

There is a ‘disjointed’ approach to the way more than €800m is being spent on further education courses, a Government review has found. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There is a “fragmented” and “disjointed” approach to the way more than €800 million is being spent on further education courses, a Government review h(...)

Authorities have been unable to reliably track whether individuals are progressing into higher education and employment, or ending up on the live register or unemployment

The State is “severely limited” in its ability to track the progress of thousands of students who take part in further education and training courses (...)

Paul and Márie Flynn who own opened the Tannery restaurant in Dungarvan 20 years ago. “I fancied myself as Rick Stein.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It didn’t feel like the best of starts. Twenty years ago today, with a last glass polish and a deep breath, chef Paul Flynn and his wife Máire opened (...)

‘Géibheann’, a poem by Co Galway political activist, actor, singer and poet Caitlin Maude featured on the Leaving Cert higher level paper 2 exam.

Students sitting the higher level Irish Paper 2 this morning will have had a “very straight-forward, student friendly paper,” according to Clare Greal(...)

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