Family tree: Dipti Pandya and her daughter Leela O’Reilly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On the evening of Sunday, May 9th, 14-year-old Leela O’Reilly sat down at the computer with her mother, Dipti Pandya, and logged into Zoom to speak wi(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh said his department conducts several checks to assess the solvency of main contractors prior to the award of a contract on any school building project. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Construction of 18 schools countrywide has been set back this year alone because of the collapse of one company and the financial difficulties of anot(...)

A 13-year-old boy drowned after he fell into a river during a bid to rescue his friend, an inquest has heard. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A 13-year-old boy drowned after he fell into a river during a bid to rescue his friend, an inquest into the boy’s death has heard. Oisín Quigley, a s(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton attends  the turning of the sod at the new Maynooth Education Campus, the largest ever single school building project. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The largest single school building project in the history of the State has got under way in Maynooth, Co Kildare. A new €30 million school campus pr(...)

Pupils of the Lion King junior cast from Scoil Realt na Mara, Kilmore, Co Wexford, Best Overall School Musical Winners at the Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Separate productions of The Lion King Junior have won two of the big prizes at the Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards. Scoil Réalt na Mara from(...)

A 13-year-old boy who died after helping a friend from a river has been named locally as Oisín Quigley, a second year student at Maynooth Post Primary school (pictured). Image: Google Streetview.

Tributes have been paid to the 13-year-old boy who died after an incident in a river in Co Kildare on Tuesday evening. It is understood the teenager(...)

Coroner Dr Brian Farrell put documents detailing the girl’s interactions on Facebook on record

Conversations on the Facebook page of a 12-year-old girl who took her own life show her friends had concerns she was being cyberbullied over her self(...)