Many applicants use the initial CAO application in January as a holding exercise and it will soon be time  to submit a definitive list of options. Photog: Getty

Now that the Assessed Grade and written Leaving Cert examination process is upon us, it is now time to review your course choices - and get them right(...)

The order, to be signed by the Minister, will remove the existing provision permitting schools to use religion as a selection criteria in school admissions in most cases. Photograph: Getty

The “baptism barrier” for entry to all Catholic primary schools is to be removed for the coming academic year. Minister for Education Richard Bruton (...)

Financial contributions may  be sought from parents only on the basis that a child’s place in a school is not dependant on making a contribution. Photo: iStock

Question: My daughter is starting primary school and I’ve received a reminder letter for a “voluntary contribution”. I’m worried that by not paying th(...)

Michael Barron,  of Equate, with Richard Bruton, Minister for Education, at an event earlier this year. Mr Barron says more needs to be done to ensure children are treated equally in our school system. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Equate was set up in October 2015 as a time-limited catalyst organisation with a mission to further equality in education. We worked towards an inclus(...)