David Kennedy

Like tens of thousands of others across the country, students at Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh are anxious about the impending Leaving Cert. Equally, they ar(...)

Secondary-school teacher Róisín Scanlon

Last year was Bliain na Gaeilge when the Irish language was celebrated across the world. More and more people are working in the first language of the(...)

Gone are the days where the occasional lazy teacher could simply kick back and get students to read the textbook

Teaching remains a prestigious profession in Ireland. The relatively high CAO points reflect that young people believe that it offers good career pros(...)

John Meyler: “There are a couple of objectives in the league: one is to be competitive and win matches and two is to introduce new players.”  Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

This weekend sees the final divisional action – or so the GAA will be fervently hoping – of the now abandoned hierarchical hurling league structure. (...)

 Alannah from Loreto College Junior School, St Stephen’s Green, working with her team on their ESB Science Blast project. Photograph:  Shane O’Neill/SON Photographic

Most parents of primary school students want to see an increased focus on science education, as they believe it will give their children an advantage (...)

Owl Bat Bat Owl by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick – the first book to be distributed in Bookseed programme

Babies as young as three months old will be given free books as part of a scheme to encourage parents to read to them, which begins in Limerick next m(...)

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody reacts during the  defeat to Limerick at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Here was indisputably an event. The All-Ireland champions against the league holders on a fine, spring afternoon in Kilkenny attracted 11,283 to Nowla(...)

Limerick Racecourse closed to punters in 1999 after 130 years

The former Limerick racecourse is for sale at €12 million through joint agents Savills and Cushman & Wakefield. Located about 1.5km from the city(...)

The BAI said it will explore the licensing of at least one new FM radio broadcast service with Irish language content. Photograph: iStock

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has committed to “exploring” the licensing of at least one new FM radio broadcast service with Irish langu(...)

Teacher John Toner at  Presentation College, Headford, Co Galway. He says the cost of postgraduate teaching courses are “frightening off people who don’t want to get into debt”.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The six-year route to qualifying as a second-level teacher is a long, winding and expensive road. As Ireland reaches full employment with access to q(...)

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