Almost 50 Junior Cert students are set to receive top marks across all subjects on Wednesday Photograph: Peter Thursfield

More than 62,000 Junior Cert students are set to receive their results today, with almost 50 pupils securing top marks across all subjects. New limit(...)

Teacher shortages are being identified across the majority of subject areas.

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has set a target for our education system to become the premier one in Europe by 2026. This is an admirable go(...)

Dozens of Leaving Cert students are sitting three exams in one day - or almost nine hours in the exam hall - due to a timetable clash.

Dozens of Leaving Cert students are sitting three exams in one day - or almost nine hours in the exam hall - due to a timetable clash. Some of those (...)

Irish is perceived to be one of the most challenging subjects in the Leaving Cert. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Department of Education is reviewing the granting of exemptions from studying Irish amid evidence that thousands of students who secure them are s(...)

The examinations run until Wednesday 20th June for Junior Certificate/Cycle subjects and Friday 22nd June for Leaving Certificate subjects.

Exams are under way this morning as more than 120,000 students start more than two weeks of Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle examinations. Examin(...)

There are plans to provide in-school therapy, such as speech and language and occupational therapy. Photograph: iStock

Will this affect my child’s existing access to a special needs assistant? Almost 35,000 students with additional care needs – such as autism – are cu(...)

About 70 students iin this year’s Leaving Cert exams face sitting three exams in a single day due to subject clashes and timetable congestion.

School principals have called for Leaving Cert exams to be held on Saturdays to help ease “appalling” pressure on students. About 70 students in tota(...)

A total of 16 Leaving Cert students will be obliged to sit their politics exam in a special evening sitting. File photograph: The Irish Times

Some Leaving Cert students face the prospect of sitting three exams over the course of nine hours in a single day due to a scheduling clash. Almost 9(...)

2018 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards finalist Caoimhe Bennett, right, from Loreto Grammar School in Omagh, with Andrea McBride, vice-president of Pramerica Systems Ireland, and guest-of-honour Joanne O’Riordan

Caoimhe Bennett is a sixth-year student at Loreto Grammar School in Omagh, Co Tyrone. She is taking A levels in history, religious education and healt(...)

Many secondary schools have “bring your own device” policies to allow students use smartphones or tablets for educational purposes in some classes

Parents and students are to be consulted on whether smartphones should be allowed in schools. The use of smartphones and tablet devices among young p(...)

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