A review by the OECD  found the senior cycle system is “too narrow and rigid” and its main focus seems to be acting as a filter for entry into higher education.

In an ideal world, the classroom would be a space for free inquiry which develops students’ creativity and problem-solving while building up their soc(...)

“Fairer recruitment, visible change, and public commitment all played their part” in driving down the pay gap, chief executive David McRedmond said.

An Post says it has reduced its gender pay gap to just 1.4 per cent while improving female representation across all management and staff groupings. (...)

“In most of the OECD countries the social housing stock is either small or very small.” Photograph: Getty Images

The world’s wealthiest nations have halved public investment in housing development over the past 20 years, with Ireland “at the bottom of the group”,(...)

Main focus of the Leaving Cert seems to be acting as a filter for entry into higher education, according to the  OECD review.

The Leaving Cert is “too narrow and rigid” and its main focus seems to be acting as a filter for entry into higher education, according to a review by(...)

 France’s decision to push ahead with its digital services tax involves unilateral moves by major countries leading not only to an impact on Irish tax revenues, but also trade wars

The move by France to push ahead with its digital services tax underlines the dangers for Ireland in the international drive for corporate tax reform.(...)

French tax authorities have begun demanding millions of euros from US technology groups as they push ahead with a new digital services tax that has enraged Washington. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The move by France to push ahead with its digital services tax underlines the dangers for Ireland in the international drive for corporate tax reform.(...)

German finance minister Olaf Scholz: By mid-2021, we want to reach an international consensus. File photograph: EPA

European Union proposals for a digital tax may be delayed to allow for more time to reach a worldwide agreement on the issue, German finance minister (...)

 Demonstrations  on the  first anniversary of the social uprising in Chile, in Santiago,  as the country prepares for a landmark referendum. Photograph:  Martin Bernetti/ AFP via Getty

If voters in Chile needed a reminder of the stakes in the country’s referendum this Sunday, last weekend provided it. Tens of thousands of people too(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe: reiterated that a digital tax agreement will have a negative effect on Irish tax revenues. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said he expects “a level of agreement of some kind” by members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and (...)

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro: Last week said he had ended the country’s Car Wash anti-corruption drive “because there is no more corruption in government”. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP via Getty Images

A senior ally of Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro was found hiding money in his underwear by police investigating the embezzlement of publi(...)

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