The Irish Times was the first newspaper to publish information about how many students, from which school, go on to third-level. Photograph: iStock

They’re perhaps the most controversial feature of the Irish education landscape. Back in 2002, The Irish Times was the first newspaper to publish info(...)

Moving on up? “It is one of the first times you are going to have your beautiful child going into a situation that you can’t really control,” says teacher Ray Silke.

“Walking school bags” is one name for them. The first-year pupils arriving at their new secondary school, barely visible underneath a huge, brand new (...)

 According to a report published  this year by the National Parents’ Council, almost one-third of parents of primary school pupils said their children could not walk to school because of the weight of their schoolbags. Photograph: iStock

August This is the most stressful month of the year for many parents and back to school cost are all to blame. It is 50 years since the then minister (...)

 Educate Together schoolchildren protest for a bigger school in Ballinteer during the week: places in Educate Together schools are highly sought-after. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Why are school waiting lists in the news? The Department of Education is planning to phase out the practice of schools being allowed to admit childre(...)

Students at Belvedere College, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Parents who have put down their children’s names years in advance for fee-paying secondary schools will lose their advantage under new legislation whi(...)

The Hogan Family at their home in Dublin: with Jen and Paul Hogan are their seven children:Tobey (2), Chloe (14), Adam (11), Jamie (9), Noah (seven months), Luke (7) and Zach (5). Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Hogan family is going on its first foreign holiday this May and mother Jen feels “no guilt” about taking her children out of school for a week in (...)

Sadhbh Kurawaska and her two-year-old son Oisín. She says her conversations with parents suggest Dublin is the most oversubscribed area. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

On the way to their first pregnancy scan, the parents stop by the local school. Places are scarce, and they’re here to put the name of their future ch(...)

Research indicates most Irish schoolchildren carry schoolbags that weight more than 10 per cent of their bodyweight. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In a fit of frustration, Margo Fleming placed her daughter’s schoolbag on a weighing scales. The hardback books, sports equipment and copybooks amou(...)

Junior cycle reforms: The ASTI is opposed  and says teachers should not be asked to assess their own students for work linked in any way to State exams. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Teachers in some fee-paying schools have been criticised by Department of Education inspectors for failing to implement changes linked to the reformed(...)

ASTI on the picket line outside Monkstown Park College in Dublin.  Photograph: Eric Luke.

The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has said it is open to the idea of a third-party mediator stepping in to help resolve its dispute(...)

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