The Bernard Shaw  on South Richmond Street, Dublin. The pub  only came into being because of one economic cycle, and it will go out because of another.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

One of the endearing things about pubs in Ireland (as opposed to Irish pubs) is that customers of the best ones forge emotional bonds with the place. (...)

It’s back to school time at the Institute of Education on Leeson Street in the heart of Georgian Dublin as the signs are everywhere. A young girl ner(...)

Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Photograph: iStock

Leaving Cert results day can be either one of the happiest days of people’s lives or one of disappointment when things don’t go to plan. People can be(...)

Green Party local candidates Patrick Costello and Hazel Chu with their daughter Alex at the local and European elections and divorce referendum counts at the RDS, Dublin, in May 2019. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

“I went to several schools – I started off in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown because my parents were working so much they needed me to board and then I later (...)

Una and Peter Kearns, the Institute of Education – their father Raymond, founded the school in 1969

The Institute of Education celebrates 50 years in business this year and remains very much a family affair. Founded by Raymond Kearns in 1969, the bus(...)

The 2019 Leaving Cert exams drew to a close for most students on Tuesday with Japanese, Arabic and politics exams.

The longest-ever set of Leaving Cert exams have finally drawn to a close, with around 1,300 students sitting papers in either Arabic, Japanese or poli(...)

‘The poem, An tEarrach Thiar, was also one the students like to study.’ File photograph: Getty

Irish paper two Higher level students who covered the entire course will have been happy with Irish paper two, according to teachers. John Gavin of (...)

Students sitting higher-level Irish paper two will have been pleased with a broad and varied paper that had something for everyone, particularly in th(...)

The second higher-level maths paper was tougher than Friday’s Paper One, teachers have said. “Students would have been far less happy leaving this pa(...)

The impact of Brexit on Ireland and the EU featured in today’s Leaving Cert higher level  geography exam. Photograph: iStock

There was a strong emphasis on environmental issues in this year’s Leaving Cert higher level paper and many of students’ favourite topics cropped up. (...)

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