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(...)

There are still postgraduate options available for both primary and post-primary teaching. Photograph: iStock

I am completing my BA in Irish and Spanish and, given the likely turmoil in the private sector due to the pandemic, am strongly considering applying f(...)

Supermac’s founder Pat McDonagh outside Supermac’s at the Galway Plaza. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Supermac’s impresario Pat McDonagh arrives slightly late for our meeting. There was a problem with his phone which caused him to drop in to the Kinneg(...)

Allowing children take on the role of a character can help develop their perseverance by giving them a safe space to fail. Photograph: iStock

If you open the door to Lisa Hanley’s classroom you could be greeted by anyone from a doctor to an astronaut, a farmer or, if you’re lucky, Batman him(...)

Mary McAleese and St John Paul

Sir, – Dr Mary McAleese (Letters, November 8th) defends her recent remarks on Pope John Paul II in light of my critique of them (Letters, November 7th(...)

Mary Considine takes the helm at a time when the group faces tough challenges

Mary Considine has become the first chief executive that Shannon Group has recruited from within its own ranks since the State founded the company in (...)

Fiachra O’Farrell, a student at Gonzaga College, who scored eight H1s in his Leaving Cert, and plans to study theoretical physics at third level. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Click here to download a PDF of the CAO’s 2019 round one offers: https://iti.ms/2Zbae3m  For so many students, so much hinges on (...)

Cork is home to UCC and CIT.

Select your college of interest: UCC, CIT, TCD, TU Dublin, UCD, DCU, NCAD, NUI Galway, University of Limerick, Maynooth University, Waterfor(...)

Lucas Bachmann (19), a 6th year student at Glenstal Abbey in Co Limerick, was one of 621 contestants from 112 countries who competed in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Bath, England.

A Co Limerick-based student has become only the second person to win a silver medal for Ireland at the world’s most prestigious second-level mathemati(...)

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