Jamie Clarke: has returned from his travels to add substantial craft and guile to the Armagh forward line for the McKenna Cup decider against Tyrone. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

 SATURDAY McKenna Cup final, Ulster SF Armagh v Tyrone, Athletic Grounds, 7.30 [Live, TG4] – Tyrone’s grip on the trophy, rudely disrupted (...)

Post-primary teacher Mark Baldwin says his SchooVR platform is education led, curriculum based and supports a variety of different learning styles

Today’s kids are so immersed in the vivid world of digital imagery that book learning can seem pretty dull by comparison. Keen to keep his students al(...)

Help is available for those who cannot afford a third-level course. Photograph: iStock

While the emphasis over the next couple of months will be on study and getting those ever sought after points, for many students it is also a time to (...)

Maynooth University was left at a total loss of €362,810, the court heard. Photograph: Eric Luke

A 24-year-old man will be sentenced later as part of an investigation into a major money-laundering operation during which over €350,000 was stolen fr(...)

Prof Andrew Parnell of Maynooth University

Science Lives: Prof Andrew Parnell of Maynooth University on his life’s work   As a statistician you reckon statistical models offer “scientifi(...)

Students are most likely to get a first-class honour in Trinity (20 per cent) than in any other university, figures show. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Which university offers the best shot of a first-class or 2.1 degree? Is there much difference between University College Dublin and Trinity College D(...)

Delegates at the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland, last week.  Photograph: Marek Zimny/EPA

Scientists warning about the dangers of climate change are creating a sense of “planetary emergency without giving rigorous scientific reasons”, a wel(...)

Students taking part in a “Think About Teaching” university foundation course at Maynooth University. (From top left) Anne O’Brien, Wendy Dixon, Temera O’Brien, Emma O’Brien, Aoife O’Reilly, Megan Shannon and Nicola Murphy. Photo: Damien Eagers

Students from disadvantaged backgrounds who get into to university through special access routes can outperform regular students when they have on-cam(...)

“There’s a debate about how influential schools are in terms of academic success, with some studies saying it only accounts for about 20 per cent of a student’s academic achievement.” Photograph: iStock

It’s no surprise to find that schools in Dublin 4 send more students to third-level than schools in Dublin 24. Parents tend to be that bit more taken (...)

Secondary school teachers are trained through a two-year postgraduate masters in education, meaning most will have to spend six years at college. Photograph: iStock

Even the best schools, teachers and principals have problems that are outside their control. Schools don’t operate in a vacuum: education is highly po(...)

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