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(...)

Students at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A number of special awards were announced at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition on Friday. Science for Development Award (Worldwise glo(...)

Overall BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year 2017 Shane Curran from Terenure College. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The following projects at the 2016 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition have been described as highly commended. Biological and Ecological J(...)

Wanting information about sex is normal and if children do not feel they can ask questions at home, they may try to access it online and end up seeing sexual content, in other words, pornography. Photograph: iStockphoto

The internet and social media are now a normal part of established culture for young people growing up. For parents, this can bring a whole new level(...)

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