A French teacher who was employed at Rathdown School, a private girls’ school in Glenageary, Co Dublin, has been awarded compensation of €34,000. File photograph: Google Street View

A teacher in a south Dublin fee-paying school was unfairly dismissed after drawing attention to concerns over boarding students’ living conditions, th(...)

Nicole Dickerson, a sixth-year boarding student at St Columba’s in Dublin. “There is a great support system here because we are surrounded by friends,” she says. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Not so long ago, things were looking bleak for boarding schools: student numbers were falling, Government funding for private education was being cut (...)

Children attending the Nord Anglia International School in a drum workshop. About €14m has been invested in the school to date. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

The arrival of the country’s most expensive school is a sign of what is likely to be a major new growth area: education targeted at children of mobile(...)

Minister for Sport Shane Ross was criticised for his reaction to a grant awarded to private school Wesley College in his Dublin Rathdown constituency. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A review of the State’s sports capital grants programme has found that schools in disadvantaged areas should be given a higher priority in future fund(...)

 Writing “took me away to wonderful places where no one was sick, ” Emma Hannigan told mourners at her funeral in a eulogy delivered by Fr Gerry Byrne. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

The writer Emma Hannigan, who died on March 3rd aged 45 after a long fight against breast cancer, bade farewell today to her family and friends, and t(...)

Victory for Glennane over Cork C of I would enhance their European ambitions. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Glenanne have an excellent chance of extending their lead at the top of the EY Irish Hockey League this weekend. With one match taking place in Banbri(...)

Amont the topics on the higher level paper were one about a young boy who wins a pig at a festival. Photograph: iStock

The Junior Cert German papers held no real surprises and followed the format of previous years, according to Fiona Healy, ASTI subject representative (...)

“Students have to understand conversations by native speakers including the nuances of whether the speakers knew each other.”

Students may have been pressed for time on this year’s Leaving Cert German paper, teachers have said. Orla Ní Shúilleabháin, a teacher at the Instit(...)

Anyone attending the auction viewing that opens at Sheppard’s in Durrow, Co Laois, on Saturday should make a beeline for Lot 406. At first glance, the(...)

 The National Hockey Stadium in UCD, Belfield, is in need  of an upgrade. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Hockey Ireland and UCD are in something of a stand-off with regards to how to proceed with the synthetic surface hockey pitch in Belfield. The pitch(...)

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