Latest figures also show the depth of the social divide in Dublin, with pupils in schools in the most affluent areas up to five times more likely to go to third-level than those in the poorest areas.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Download the Feeder School PDFs here: Private schools dominate the top places in new league tables based on the proportion(...)

Artist and former banker  Bob Ryan (left) with  Maurice Manning  at the launch of Ryan’s book  With A Tap On The Knee – Memoirs Of A Reluctant Banker  in 2001. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh
Obituary: Bob Ryan
  • People
  • April 15, 2017, 01:10

Bob Ryan, artist and former banker, who has died at the age of 86, spent most of his time in the world of finance longing to paint whenever he chose. (...)

 Leaving Cert students at Marian College in Sandymount tackling the English exam three years ago.  Where you live influences your chances of going to third-level college. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Young people who live in more affluent parts of the city and county – predominantly south Dublin and certain parts of north Dublin such as Clontarf, H(...)

There is plenty of evidence that co-education is a better social preparation for boys and girls. Photograph: iStock

When it comes to school choice, it’s one of the biggest questions facing parents in Ireland. As a western country, we’re somewhat unusual in that abou(...)

Carndonagh CS 2 PBC, Cork 1 (After extra time) A stunning extra-time winner by winger Christy McLaughlin-Fildara secured Carndonagh Community Schoo(...)

Patricia Amond-Lawler: “These days it does help sustain my faith in athletics because at that age it’s all about school rivalry, fun and watching real raw talent shine.”

So time for that big 1916 anniversary special to get underway, to give some proper recognition to the enormity of an event which impacted on so many (...)

 Minister for Education  Jan O’Sullivan. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Department of Education has confirmed it will approve the building of a new east Galway secondary school after the project stalled due to concerns(...)

Athenry, Co Galway: frustration within the school community is now at “boiling point”  over halted construction of a new Presentation College secondary school. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

IDA Ireland has been accused of putting undue pressure on the Department of Education to halt construction of a new secondary school in Athenry, Co G(...)

Gardaí on the scene at Kenny’s Bar in Oughterard  when the body of Mr John Kenny was discovered in September 2011. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A man who denied any involvement in the manslaughter of a teacher and publican has been sentenced to four years in prison for withholding evidence dur(...)

Eddie Nolan, who died on his 73rd birthday, was the longest serving national managing director of the Ford Motor Company in Europe and the driving for(...)

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