Students need to ask themselves honestly where they went wrong during the previous year. Photograph: Getty

Thousands of students who will receive their results on August 17th will have mixed feelings as they face into what is likely to be one of the toughes(...)

Dylan and Stephen at the Bru Aimsir hostel in the Digital Hub on Thomas Street, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has urged Dublin City Council to ensure that a 101-bed shelter for rough sleepers that is facing closure by the end(...)

Members of the Young Social Innovators youth panel Aaron Brazil and Kirsty Real.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Over 20, 000 students have created projects with the support of Young Social Innovators (YSI) since it was founded 15 years ago. At the launch of a ne(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: announced in October the Early Childhood Care and Education scheme would be available to all children, between the ages of three and 5-and-a-half from September 2016. Photograph: Sara Freund

The Government’s plans to offer children a second year of free pre-school education should not go ahead before major problems with existing services (...)

Judge Terence Finn found Wall guilty of both counts following a three-hour hearing at Youghal District Court. Photograph: Getty Images

A 51-year-old care assistant at a HSE-run home for people with intellectual disabilities has been remanded on bail for sentence after she was convicte(...)

Each year the tables show very large numbers of students who go to college attended schools in socially advantaged communities, and that they tend to opt predominantly for universities and teacher training

The percentage progression rates of past pupils of 677 second level schools in Ireland, published in the feeder tables in the following pages, do not(...)

In demand: theatre and other specialist nurses are in short supply. Photograph: Stockvisual/Getty

Each year further education and training provides a gateway to employment for thousands of people who may have left school early or who have been unem(...)

Zeenie Summers: struggled with depression and homelessness in Galway, but found solace in singing and dress-making. Photograph: Sara Freund

This week in Life & Style we will be exploring loneliness from every angle in a new series, All the Lonely People. We want to hear from reader(...)

Results helpdesk guidance counsellors Deirdre Garrett and Brian Howard work to answer questions at The Irish Times. Photograph: Sara Freund

Every year the Leaving Cert brings a fresh wave of post-results frenzy. Anxious teens and their parents are eager to know how to handle the college(...)

‘The Educational Welfare Service records home-schooled children by age rather than whether they are at primary or secondary level.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Among the 57,929 Leaving Certificate students who received results this week, a small number will never have set foot in school at all, or spent perha(...)

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