Robyn Lynch, a trainee teacher at Scoil Naomh Fionan Rennies National School in Novohal, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

When Robyn Lynch began training to become a teacher prior to the pandemic, it was like she had a mountain to climb. When Covid-19 arrived and shut sch(...)

Dr Jessie Rogers: ‘I hope there is something about being a woman and married with children that I can bring to the role’

St Patrick’s College in Maynooth has announced the appointment of Dr Jessie Rogers as the first woman and lay dean of the faculty of theology at the P(...)

 Sisters Pippa and Millie Foley at the launch of The Big Grow 2021. Photograph: Patrick Browne

We all need a bit of hope in our lives right now and throwing yourself and your children into preparing for the plant-growing season ahead is a good p(...)

Múinteoir Ray Cuiddihy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The teachers and makers of RTÉ’s homeschool programme on teaching through the pandemic Cúán Mac Conghail, series producer of Home School Hub and(...)

 Cian Lynch and Limerick are looking to complete an unbeaten year in Sunday’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Here’s the scene: we’re in the Glendalough Hotel and Cian Lynch is presented in the seat in front of us to help ponder the future of Limerick hurling.(...)

The IT Sligo team will be available to answer any questions students might have about courses and student life.

While third level campuses have been closed down and the public cannot gather in any significant numbers for the foreseeable future, third-level insti(...)

This year, some of the largest points increases are for courses that are already in relatively high demand. Photograph: Getty

It’s the news that CAO applicants have been bracing for – despite a 12 per cent increase in the overall number of third-level places available this ye(...)

Many children are likely to feel anxious about returning to school after six months out of the classroom. Photograph: iStock

Crisp new shirts, smudge-free copies and a belly full of butterflies are the key ingredients for that first day back to school. This year, however, t(...)

The survey found that 74% of children were spending more time engaged in outdoor play than they were before schools closed. Photograph: Alexander Becher

Most primary level children are spending less than two hours a day doing school work but are spending more time playing outdoors than they did before (...)

If there is a second surge and the churches cannot be opened for a year, we will have to think differently about how the life of the Church will continue. Photograph: Alan Betson

The prospect of churches reopening for Sunday Masses by July 20th has forced clergy to consider how to make the buildings and the rituals compliant wi(...)

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