Sam Bennett celebrates as he crosses the finish line at the end of  stage 10  of the Tour de France from   Le Chateau d’Oleron to Saint Martin de Re. Photograph:  Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

Helen Bennett is standing in the doorway about to say goodbye when her eyes begin to well up. Just thinking about it, stuck in each passing moment, it(...)

More than 100 transition year groups around the country entered the competition organised by Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Transition year students from Tyrrelstown in Dublin and Kilfinane in County Limerick have been named the overall winners of the inaugural modern langu(...)

Junior cycle exams proposed for September look set to be abandoned in favour of school-based assessments during May, according to well-placed sources. File image: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hundreds of thousands of Junior Cycle exam scripts are unlikely to be used under revised plans to hold school-based assessments for students in school(...)

Senior sources say an official Department of Education announcement is due  advising schools to conduct their own Junior Cycle assessments in line with school policies

Junior cycle written exams planned for thousands of students in September look set to be abandoned in favour of school-based assessments in May. The (...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is likely to formally announce that the Leaving Cert will begin on Wednesday, July 29th.

When will the Leaving Cert begin, exactly? Minister for Education Joe McHugh is likely to formally announce that it will begin on Wednesday, July 29th(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has asked schools to hold off cancelling Junior Cycle tests due next September until discussions take place with representatives of students, parents and schools. Photograph: iStock

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has asked schools to hold off cancelling Junior Cycle tests due next September until discussions take place with rep(...)

  Cian Treacy and Barry Ryan (right ) with the captains of the Munster-winning teams:   Katie Ryan (soccer),  Anna Gavin (camogie) and  Aoife Maher (football).

The old streets of Thurles have rattled and hummed to a sporting beat for so long that its place in our hearts can often be taken for granted. Birthp(...)

Keady Clifford (29), originally from Emlough in Dingle, Co Kerry but living at Broomfield in Midleton was pronounced dead at the scene of the single vehicle crash on the N25.

Tributes have been paid to a young nurse who was fatally injured when her car left the road and crashed near Midleton in Co Cork early on Tuesday morn(...)

Many modern children have been taught to be ‘over sensitive’ to their own feelings. Photograph: iStock

Your teenage daughter doesn’t want to go to school. She’s upset by the mere thought of it, she says; yet she seems to be performing well academically (...)

Purcell first began toying with the idea for the play three years ago but it was only in October that she began writing.

Tipperary born actress, Roseanna Purcell (27) is in reflective mood as she recalls the response to her one woman show, ‘Test Copy’. “One of the most (...)

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