Jonathan Bardon wrote and presented many radio programmes, including the BBC series, and accompanying book, A History of Ireland in 250 episodes. File photograph: The Irish Times

Jonathan Bardon, the historian who chronicled the development of Ulster from the earliest times to the present day, has died, his family has said. He(...)

Caitríona Ní Cheallaigh, principal at Pelletstown Educate Together National School, addresses pupils in a corridor which doubles up as a PE space when the weather is wet. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Mary Healy, a mother of two, says it was “one of the happiest days of my life” when she heard a new primary school would be built close to her home. (...)

Portuguese navigator and explorer Ferdinand Magellan, a character encountered by history students: deep reforms of education require a compass. Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty

The decision to grant the subject of history a special status in the Junior Cycle has been met with relief in many quarters. As a former history teac(...)

Students at Dublin’s O’Connell Secondary School, from left, McKenzie O’Connor, Bepo Jacan, Tighe O’Driscoll and Arseniy Kuznecovs. Photograph: Tom Honan

Sixteen-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg might be just one individual but for students attending Dublin’s O’Connell Secondary School, she is n(...)

Students on the March for Climate Change in March. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Ten large rallies are being held across Ireland on Friday, the biggest in Dublin, as part of the global day of action to counter climate disruption. (...)

Alannah Bradley; Lorna Barron; Denise Dowds and Marie Barr, Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Co Donegal. Photograph : Julian Behal

Twenty “inspirational” teachers from across Ireland have been shortlisted for a new initiative aimed at recognising the contribution of the teaching p(...)

Just as in the restaurant, students should consider that they like, what interests them, and what might be a turn-off. Photograph: iStockphoto

When the restaurant menu is so vast, it can be hard to pick your dinner. But what flavours do you like? What textures turn you off? And what is your g(...)

Campaign group ETHX during Friday’s protest. Spokeswoman Roisin Kelly said many pupils end up passing Harold’s Cross and crossing the city to access multidenominational secondary schools. Photograph: Alan Betson

Hundreds of parents and children protested through the streets of Dublin on Friday to highlight “postcode inequality” which is preventing them from ac(...)

Europe offers plenty of opportunities for students wishing to study abroad. Photograph: iStock

What if you didn’t get the results you hoped for? It can feel like a crushing disappointment and a waste of hard work, but the class of 2019 have more(...)

Irish Times Results Helpdesk guidance counsellors Deirdre Garrett and Brian Howard work to answer questions. Photograph: Sara Freund

There are three guarantees in life: death, taxes and the inevitability that some students will be upset or confused about their Leaving Cert results. (...)

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