Minister for Education Norma Foley said it was her firm intention’ for the conventional Leaving Cert exams to be held in 2021. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Secondary students are feeling “unrelenting pressure” as a result of constant testing from teachers who say the results may determine their Leaving Ce(...)

The UCD food ball

For many students, the social side of college life overshadows academics. College is where you meet your tribe. In school, friendships may be based o(...)

 Ali Ali, Zaid Alshareefy, Robert Hernon and Mousa Alfaleh, joined Leaving cert students protest outside the Department of Education in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leaving Cert students disappointed with their calculated grades can access a final appeals process independent of the Department of Education, it has (...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley said the Cabinet had agreed to drop a controversial measure know as “school profiling”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

CAO points for many third-level courses are likely to rise due to higher grades being offered to Leaving Cert students this year under the Government’(...)

Everything about school is set to change: getting there, drop-offs, classroom layouts, break times, extra-curricular activity and pick-up arrangements. Photograph: iStock

Last month the Government pledged to do everything possible to ensure schools reopen “as normal” for students. Pupils finally get to return to primar(...)

Leaving Cert students will have to wait a week after receiving their official calculated grades before they get to see their teachers’ estimated marks. Photograph: Eric Luke

Leaving Cert students will have to wait a week after receiving their official calculated grades before they get to see their teachers’ estimated marks(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley has moved to reassure thousands of Leaving Cert students that the new calculated grades system will be “accurate, r(...)

‘It could mean giving students more options in the exam and not making every aspect of the exam compulsory.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Education authorities are being urged to give next year’s Leaving Cert students a greater choice of questions in the exams to help make up for lost te(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “And Sinn Féin Ministers on their Facebook site promote the fact that they hand out food parcels to the poor – reminiscent to me of Donald Trump handing out toilet rolls.” Photograph: Leon Farrell

Dr Varadkar’s Chamber of Covid premiered in Leinster House on Thursday. Audience sparse but plenty of spark. This was an ensemble monster movie in t(...)

More than 2,000 students in Ireland who are seeking college places in the UK and Europe do not know if they will be able to take up their places this year due to the decision to delay the Leaving Cert. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

More than 2,000 students in Ireland who are seeking college places in the UK and Europe do not know if they will be able to take up their places this (...)

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