A key impact on children’s lives The heightened scheduling of children’s lives and their “hot housing” to ever greater levels of “success”. Photograph: iStock

A landmark study of primary schooling in Ireland is being conducted by UCD school of education. Funded by the National Council for Curriculum and As(...)

File image of cousins Ann  and Maryann during a celebration  of Traveller ethnicity at   Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Racism among teachers towards Traveller children must be addressed as part of any move to teach Traveller culture in schools, a leading expert on dive(...)

Demonstrating the benefits of perspex: young scientists at an event to promote Cork Discovers.

Have you ever wondered what kinds of bacteria live in your mouth? Would you like to know how nanotechnology can help to conserve works of art? How abo(...)

“Kids who can’t learn arithmetic are regarded as being stupid. But they’re not – they’ve got this rather selective deficit,” says Brian Butterworth, professor of cognitive neuropsychology at University College London.

Do you find it impossible to calculate tips in restaurants? Does the prospect of calculating how many tiles you need for your kitchen fill your with d(...)

Dr Fiachra Long, head of UCC’s school of education, poses to take a selfie in Cork city in front of a backdrop, which gives the impression he is in the Caribbean, as he discusses nanotechnology. Photograph: Clare Keogh

University College Cork has successfully launched a social media campaign aimed at presenting complex ideas and research in a straightforward way to a(...)

Kristy Hubbard (20) from Finglas: “I was scared about starting Leap but, after some encouragement, I decided to give it a go and it’s been great for me.” Photograph: Seán Dunne

Paul Flood quit school just weeks before he did the Leaving Certificate three years ago. Everything had become too much. “The pressures got on top of(...)

Tadhg Nolan and Jack Smith use “ro-sham-bo” (rock-paper-scissors) as a dispute resolver, watched by other students and principal Regina Doheny and teacher Cian Mullaly at Scoil Phádraig Naofa, Tullow, Co Carlow. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

When Regina Doheny became principal of a boys primary school in Co Carlow, she noticed something unsettling about the yard. It wasn’t that the tarm(...)

 Nóirín Hayes: “It’s almost like saying we will build hospitals and people who are sick can go there and they’ll be fine – and we haven’t got any of the equipment, and we haven’t got the trained personnel but sure we’ll mind them.” Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The Government’s plan for a second free preschool year for children is “ill-thought through and deceptive” and misses the real investment needs of the(...)

Sisters Frances Forde and Marie Duddy died when their vehicle collided with the unmarked car close to the border city of Newry, Co Down. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Two nuns killed in a crash involving a police car in Northern Ireland this week had dedicated their lives to education, a priest told funeral mourner(...)

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Lecturers, and budding lecturers, should be thrilled. Demand for college places is rising exponentially. By the best estimates of the Higher Education(...)

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