Many Leaving Cert students at the school  have been isolating at home as either positive cases or close contacts of a positive case. File photograph: iStock

A Covid-19 outbreak has resulted in all Leaving Certificate students being sent home from Loreto Secondary School in Letterkenny. After a significan(...)

Leo Varadkar with students Alison Egan and Caoimhe Harrington (left) from Castleknock Community College. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

The Government’s ambition is not only to nurture talent in science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem), but especially to tackle inherent gender(...)

Timothy McGrath  will represent Ireland at the International Science and Engineering Fair in California next May. Photograph: Keith Arkins

A student who developed a biofilter to combat “dead zones” in oceans and freshwater, has been named overall winner of SciFest 2019. Timothy McGrath, (...)

From left:  Katelyn Hart, Miruna Toma, Anna Piela, Andreea Sandy, with Casey Ralph and Geri Dornan, look over the Leaving Cert English paper at Mount Carmel Secondary School,  Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

This year’s higher level English paper one challenged young people to think critically and creatively, according to teachers. For the second year run(...)

Junior Certificate students emerged happy from their higher level English examination on Wednesday morning after sitting a paper that threw up few sur(...)

Schools are to be equipped with new energy-efficient windows, heating systems, lights and renewable technologies under a new pilot project. Photograph: iStock

Seventeen older schools are to be transformed into top-rated energy-efficient buildings this year as part of pilot programme to be extended across hun(...)

High-density 4.47-acre residential site  in Bray, Co Wicklow

A high density 4.47-acre residential site in Bray, Co Wicklow is on the market at more than €6 million through agent CBRE. The site is on Putland Roa(...)

Junior Certs  were quizzed about the advantages and the disadvantages of using ready meals. Photo: iStock

Students sitting the Junior Cert higher level home economics paper were presented with an exam which reflected modern lifestyles. Candidates were qui(...)

Students were asked to complete 9 questions in total and were tested on reading and writing with competence; understanding characters and responding imaginatively to texts.

The Junior Cycle English Higher Level examination was structured in a way to reward students with a wide knowledge of the syllabus and has been descri(...)

Junior Cert students who sat Thursday’s home economics exam had already sat a practical cookery exam and made a craft item or carried out a research project constituting 50 per cent of the marks. Photograph: iStock

The Junior Cert home economics paper was described by teachers as a “testing paper” which examined all aspects of a broad course. Margaret Kent, ASTI(...)

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