The parent of one student said he was shocked to find that a O6 was considered a greater academic achievement than a H7. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 25,000 college applicants have already accepted their offer of a college place. The Central Applications Office (CAO) said about half of th(...)

 According to a report published  this year by the National Parents’ Council, almost one-third of parents of primary school pupils said their children could not walk to school because of the weight of their schoolbags. Photograph: iStock

August This is the most stressful month of the year for many parents and back to school cost are all to blame. It is 50 years since the then minister (...)

The “rights” of private property are prevailing over the welfare of society as building land is hoarded, tens of thousands of vacant properties lie id(...)

A photograph of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe at Dundalk Garda Station.  Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The US Department of Homeland Security is to distribute posters asking for information on the murder of Garda Adrian Donohoe, according to reports. D(...)

May Day march in Dublin protesting at Government failure on housing crisis: A survey  by the Irish League of Credit Unions  found many  living in houses that do not suit their needs. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One in four adults is living in an unsuitable home but cannot afford to move, credit unions say. A survey commissioned by the Irish League of Credit (...)

The issues involving St Anthony’s and Claddagh credit union is the third report of credit union financial irregularities in the last 7 days. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

A credit union in Galway has refunded €87,000 to 31 accounts after it discovered “unauthorised transactions” involving a staff member. St Anthony’s a(...)

Gardaí are investigating the disappearance of more than €200,000 from a credit union in Cork.

Gardaí are investigating the disappearance of more than €200,000 from a credit union in Cork after an internal audit found a series of financial irreg(...)

The Irish League of Credit Unions has said that such incidents “remain isolated”

A number of cases of fraud in the credit union sector recently can partially be explained by the beefing-up of oversight and regulatory framework, but(...)

Euro notes and coins. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Teaching children to have some money sense is no easy task. However, credit unions have urged parents to take advantage of a national youth savings in(...)

If members aren’t turning to their local credit union for the best rates, they may be turning there because they’ve been refused elsewhere. Photograph: Frank Miller

It has been a long time in coming, but credit unions finally appear ready to grasp the nettle and fully embrace mortgage lending. It remains to be see(...)

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