Millie Sheehan, Chloe O’Halloran and Bàrbara Puig Ester, from Tarbert Comprehensive School, Co Kerry, showcasing their project on the impact of people’s opinions on Covid-19 vaccination on their relationships at the 58th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Photograph: Fennell Photography

A Co Wicklow student has created a face mask that prevents transmission of Covid-19 but also combats viruses. Matthew Lawless’s research is one of nu(...)

Students Sophie Creedon and Lydia Kelleher from St Mary’s Secondary School, Mallow, Co Cork, with their project.

Growing concerns about sports-related head injuries, especially heading the ball in soccer, has led two Co Cork students to design a headband that mea(...)

One in four Leaving Cert students who go to college  drop out of their course before completing their degree. Photograph: iStock

One in four Leaving Cert students who go to college next year will likely drop out of their course before completing their degree. That’s based on tre(...)

Make sure to fill out any forms or questionnaires your  guidance counsellor asks you to before attending a session

You might only have an hour for a one-on-one session with your guidance counsellor. You might not have a clue what course or career you want. Or you m(...)

 Josna Joy, a teacher at North Wicklow Educates Together secondary school in Bray, Co Wicklow. “The principal was so kind and open to giving migrants a chance. I’m so glad that I kept trying and didn’t give up.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In all the misery that the pandemic heaped onto schools, post-primary principals have been struggling to recruit the right teachers for the right role(...)

You have many great options ahead of you, regardless of your results and offers. Just take a deep breath before you decide. Photograph: iStock

The class of 2021 have waited longer than any other for their Leaving Cert results. For many, stripped of the rites of passage like a Leaving Cert hol(...)

Sixth year student at Laurel Hill  Secondary School in Limerick, Fiona Kinnevane, is presented with an award by school principal Michael Cregan as part of a  virtual graduation ceremony.

With the pandemic forcing the cancellation of many secondary school graduation ceremonies, sixth year students this week felt the loss of a significan(...)

A computer-generated image from the Department of Education’s design guide for sanitary facilities in new or refurbished schools.

It’s a debate which has lit up Livelive and crackled across various radio phone-in shows: are gender-neutral toilets for schools a good idea? It stem(...)

The provision of gender neutral toilets is seen as an inclusive measure. Photograph: iStock

Schools are being allowed to choose whether their toilet facilities will be gender neutral under new construction and refurbishment guidelines from th(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley has invited applications from both primary and secondary schools. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Schools are being invited to apply for funding to work together on creative projects ranging from cartoons to coding. Successful applicants will rece(...)

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