A student at the March for Climate Change which went throught Dublin from St Stephen’s Green to Leinster House in March. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government may have backed the declaration of a national “climate and biodiversity crisis”, but it has yet to take necessary action to counter the(...)

Bethan O’Riordan with her children Finlay (7) and Ruby (6) in Whitechurch, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Ham or cheese? Fruit or vegetables? Sandwich or wrap? It can be tricky deciding what to put in a lunch box. But many parents will be faced making yet(...)

Students for Schools Striking 4 Climate at the Leinster House. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A group of secondary school students embarking on a national climate strike on March 15th have set out a series of initial demands – all of which are (...)

The property fronts on to the same road as Newpark Comprehensive School, but when redeveloped will not apparently be linked to the existing school.

The Department of Education has outbid several housebuilders to gain control of a large period house and nearly 3 acres of development land off Newtow(...)

Jenny and Aidan McCabe with their 12-year-old daughter Sophie, who will be starting at Carrick-on-Shannon Community School, Co Leitrim. Photograph: James Connolly

Next week about 64,000 children in the Republic will embark on one of life’s significant transitions – the start of secondary school. After eight yea(...)

Collaboration and empathy: Geraldine Byrne Nason, Samantha Power, Sonya Hyland, Patricia O’Brien and Barbara Jones

Samantha Power US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the United Nations, was born in London to Irish parents and(...)

Church of Ireland notes

The spring issue of the Church of Ireland journal, Search, edited by Canon Ginnie Kennerley, will be available this weekend. An excerpt from the late(...)

Roisin Tuohy and Gabriele Kolesnikovaite, from Lucan Community College, are investigating the impact of screen time with teenagers. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Students around the country have been working hard to finish their projects for the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) at the RDS (...)

Newpark Comprehensive in Blackrock, Co Dublin, one of 70 major school building projects, but it has not been built to a generic design. Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s arguably the biggest challenge facing primary and secondary education, and it’s likely to be felt long after the current furore over the new juni(...)

Cindy Lund with her daughter Hannah at the 6th class graduation at Kilcolgan Educate Together National School, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

My 12-year-old son is clear that he is going to disown me on Thursday if there’s a tear in my eye at the end-of-year service to mark the completion of(...)

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