While others will be heading off to third level, many will look to other options including taking a year out to travel the world. Photograph: iStock

Students who are disappointed with their CAO offer this morning can feel their world is caving in and their plans have been shot to pieces, says Neil (...)

NTMA chief executive Conor O’Kelly: price of all procurement and construction for PPP is set to rise. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Work may have resumed on some of the Irish projects caught up in the collapse earlier this year of British construction group Carillion, but the long-(...)

Niamh Whitty, Rachel O’Connor and Nicole Cadogan who just completed the Leaving Cert German paper at St. Mary’s Secondary School, New Ross, Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Students struggled with a tricky accent on the German listening exam, but the paper was otherwise very manageable, according to teachers. Orla Ní Shú(...)

It is assumed young people have a natural affinity to tech, but many are digitally naive and far more vulnerable than we think. Photo: iStock

The ease at which today’s tech-savvy students swipe their way through digital devices and social media apps might lead you to believe they know where (...)

Course selection can come down to running your options through a process of elimination.  Photograph: iStockphoto

Career guidance teachers have all sorts of tools and techniques to help young people figure out what they want to do after college. But what about sta(...)

St Joseph’s Secondary School in Drogheda, Co Louth. The expulsion rate at the 700-pupil Christian Brothers school is 10 times the national average. Image: Google Streetview

Parents have complained to authorities regarding “excessive” disciplinary measures at a school where the number of suspensions is running at three tim(...)

Irish Times journalists Kitty Holland talks to students at the Higher Options expo.  Photograph: Éanna Ó Caollaí/The Irish Times

Day off school? Don’t mind if I do. Let’s face it: for many students, Higher Options is a welcome respite, where they can hop off the Leaving Cert ju(...)

Aiden Harris Igiehon has 33 offers from colleges to play basketball. Photograph: Tom Honan

Life for Aiden Harris Igiehon changed when he first picked up a basketball five years ago. The teenager from Clondalkin, west Dublin, found his love (...)

Purcell first began toying with the idea for the play three years ago but it was only in October that she began writing.

Tipperary born actress, Roseanna Purcell (27) is in reflective mood as she recalls the response to her one woman show, ‘Test Copy’. “One of the most (...)

Amont the topics on the higher level paper were one about a young boy who wins a pig at a festival. Photograph: iStock

The Junior Cert German papers held no real surprises and followed the format of previous years, according to Fiona Healy, ASTI subject representative (...)

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