Teachers’ unions are seeking an increase in the rates of pay that apply for correcting exams. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Teachers’ unions have called for urgent talks with the State Examinations Commission (SEC) to address a joint pay claim and avoid it having to hire in(...)

Noel Hogan is not correcting exams this year due to the ‘gruelling’ work and low pay. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Noel Hogan, a history and geography teacher, used to spend his summers correcting hundreds of State exam papers. But not this year. “It’s gruelling w(...)

Dozens of Leaving Cert students are sitting three exams in one day - or almost nine hours in the exam hall - due to a timetable clash.

Dozens of Leaving Cert students are sitting three exams in one day - or almost nine hours in the exam hall - due to a timetable clash. Some of those (...)

A question on drones in the Leaving Cert engineering exam allowed students to  focus on social issues surrounding the technology. Photo: iStock

Drones, parking sensors and American football helmets were among the topics featured on this year’s higher level engineering paper. Kenny Donagher, s(...)

“We would urge anyone involved in exams and supporting young people with their studies to ensure students look after their emotional health”

Parents are being advised to help look after their children’s mental health as tens of thousands of students prepare to sit their Junior and Leaving C(...)

A total of just under 55,770 students are due to sit the Leaving Cert, a figure similar to last year. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The proportion of Leaving Cert students taking on higher level subjects has climbed to a new high. It is a sign that pupils are trying to make the mo(...)

The State Examinations Commission is  seeking teachers to fill vacancies for examiners across several subjects ahead of this week’s exams.

The State Examinations Commission is still seeking teachers to fill vacancies for examiners across several subjects just days ahead of the start of th(...)

Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison. Lobbying returns for January-April show John Collison met Taoiseach Leo Varadkar “to discuss technology policy”. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Tech companies Stripe and Amazon separately met Government Ministers earlier this year to discuss housing policy ahead of the planned growth of their (...)

St Louis’s secondary students pictured on the Dundalk IT campus where they will complete the school year after their school was damaged in a fire. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson.

A little over a week ago, much of St Louis’s secondary school in Co Louth was engulfed in flames, just weeks before the State exams. Today, its 500 st(...)

Leaving Cert results are out on Wednesday August 15th. Photograph: iStock

May 5th: The CAO change-of-mind facility opens. Candidates get a statement of application record by post before the end of May, listing all details su(...)

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