School principals have proposed moving the Leaving Cert oral exams. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

School principals have proposed moving the Leaving Cert oral exams to the Easter holiday period to ease acute pressure on recruiting examiners for key(...)

The State Examinations Commission needs to hire about 3,000 qualified teachers to assist in the delivery of State oral and practical exams this year. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The State Examinations Commission is struggling to recruit enough qualified language teachers to mark the Leaving Cert oral exams. The commission has(...)

January 20th, 2018 (5.15 pm): Closing date for the CAO early-bird on-line applications. A fee of €30 applies before this date and increases then to €4(...)

Principals and school managers have urged measures such as lifting all restrictions on employing retired teachers and making it easier for foreign teachers to work here.

It is largely a hidden problem. No school wants to admit it has unqualified or “out of field” teachers delivering key subjects for students at Leaving(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said the issuing of profiles of achievement marked an an important moment in the reform of the junior cycle. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Thousands of students who sat their Junior Cert earlier this year are set to receive the first ever State-recognised awards for extracurricular activi(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the  launch of  the new Leaving Cert  PE exam. Also pictured are students Conal Kehoe,  Emma Crumlish, Ciara Rooney,  Bernard Brogan, Dublin GAA footballer; and Mark Winters. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Students who take the new physical education (PE) exam in the Leaving Cert will be required to submit a video of themselves taking part in an activity(...)

The feeder schools list includes all schools in the Republic of Ireland where 11 or more pupils sat the Leaving Cert in 2016. Photograph: iStock

The information published today aims to provide parents with a snapshot of information about how many students, from each school in the Republic of Ir(...)

Tara O’Sullivan (15): “Trying to squeeze three years of learning into a two-hour exam for a subject like English seems ridiculous.”

A 15-year-old schoolgirl has told an Oireachtas committee how completing her mock junior cycle English exam was like “a competition to see how fast y(...)

Ryan Bell, a student of Oatlands College in Stillorgan, Dublin, got his results rechecked this year and obtained a higher result. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Education authorities do not want to draw attention to the “worrying” volume of upgrades in the Leaving Cert as it could undermine public confidence i(...)

The tracker mortgage scandal has been described as one of the greatest financial swindles in the history of the State. Photograph: iStock

Among the many harsh – and sometimes heartbreaking – lessons we’ve learned from the tracker mortgage scandal that continues to unfold in the corridors(...)

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