“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(...)

Ireland coach Craig Fulton: “The door is  never closed to the national squad if performances warrant it.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Craig Fulton has announced a squad of 35 players to take part in the World League 2 event, which will be hosted at a venue in Ulster. The World Lea(...)

The Dublin bid of DIT, IT Blanchardstown and IT Tallaght for technological university status will cost €24 million to implement. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

The plan to upgrade institutes of technology into technological universities (TUs) is proving a lot messier than anticipated. The estimated cost of(...)

Ireland’s men’s team: Winning on an international stage, as the men’s cricket team and women’s rugby team recently showed, takes a sport a long, long way. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Despite the heated tempers around the country over the proposed Irish Hockey League, there has been some good to come out of the recent debate and (...)

Orla Ní Shúilleabháin, a German teacher at The Institute of Education, said the paper was challenging in parts, with the grammar section being particularly testing.

Travel, diets and blogging appeared on a fair and topical higher level Leaving Cert German paper that required students to think independently and on (...)

Where would we be without summer camps? At home driving each other bonkers, that’s where. The summer camps market has exploded in the past deca(...)

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