The taxpayer subsidised private schools by more than €100 million this year. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

The taxpayer subsidised private schools by more than €100 million this year, according to official figures. The vast bulk went on salaries for teache(...)

Admissions figures show private schools and high-performing non-fee paying schools turned away hundreds of applicants last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Schools in the south Dublin area are among the most heavily oversubscribed in the country, according to enrollment data published for the first time. (...)

Students at the global climate change strike in Dublin’s Merrion Square on Friday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Shortly before 2pm on Friday the sometimes excited and sometimes enraged chatter of the young people flooding three sides of Dublin’s Merrion Square c(...)

Ruben Collins sprints 100m with sight guide Andy Herring, parkrun volunteer, at an NCBI residential summer camp. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

At first glance they are like any other group of teenagers, all engrossed in phones as they sit around the lounge of an apartment in Maynooth, Co Kild(...)

Several thousand school children rally in a climate protest  in Bergen, Norway. Photograph:  EPA

Thousands of children are set to skip school on Friday in protest over inaction on climate change, but their actions are posing a dilemma for school p(...)

A mixed picture of education standards in Ireland’s schools emerges in revised school inspection reports which measure the quality of schools on a sli(...)

Will they rattle you or make you hum? Journalist Dave Simpson picks his top 10. 1. Into the Heart The phenomenon of Bono often overshadows U2, the b(...)

Students taking part in group work as part of the new junior cycle.

Liam Wegimont, principal of Mount Temple Comprehensive School in Clontarf, Dublin, produces a neatly typed letter from his files. It is from a previo(...)

Award for best alternative placards: Spotted at the Dublin climate march on Sunday, tweeted by Green Party councillor Ciarán Cuffe

Le Bourget is on the outskirts of Paris on the way to Charles de Gaulle airport. It’s an exhibition centre and the biggest domestic event it hosts is(...)

Pupils of Mount Temple Take part in red tshirt day. Photograph: Stephen McCullagh

An initiative started by a Dublin man in response to the image of a three-year-old drowned refugee is being replicated around the world. Bernard Dunl(...)

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