The timing of the Leaving Cert results and CAO offers will shift this year.

I was planning to take my daughter to a family wedding in Italy in the second half of August, but have been advised by her school principal that Leavi(...)

The changes are being introduced in the wake of a High Court challenge taken by Wexford student Rebecca Carter. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

This year’s Leaving Cert students will have to wait just 48 hours after they get their exam results to find out if they have a college place. Up unti(...)

Rebecca Carter: won a landmark case in the High Court after her points were inaccurately added up.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Minister for Education is to argue that no individual has a right of access to higher education in an appeal against a landmark ruling in favour o(...)

Some union and school management bodies have suggested that oral   exams should be held during the Easter break, which could make it easier to source teachers. Photograph: Getty Images

Education authorities are still seeking teachers to work as examiners just weeks ahead of the start of the Leaving Cert oral exams due to a shortage o(...)

A spokesman for the State Examinations Commission  said it made “every possible effort” to accommodate candidates in emergency situations. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State Examinations Commission is reviewing exam rules for bereaved students after a young woman spoke of being forced to sit her Leaving Cert busi(...)

Be aware of key dates if applying for college in 2019. Photograph: iStock

January 20th, 2019 (5.15 pm): Closing date for CAO early-bird online applications. A fee of €30 applies before this date and increases then to €45, un(...)

Grangegorman will be the new home of Technological University Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leaving Cert reform: decision time Classrooms in the run-up to the Leaving can resemble military training grounds where students are drilled to produ(...)

Two extra days are to be added to the Leaving Cert written exam timetable from next year to minimise clashes.

Two extra days are to be added to the Leaving Cert written exam timetable from next year to minimise subject clashes. The move follows the introducti(...)

The Irish education system is highly unusual in its reliance on voluntary work to support schools. Photograph: Getty Images

Schools are struggling to recruit time-pressed parents and members of the community to serve in a voluntary basis on school boards. The move has prom(...)

The fact that 16 per cent of school-leavers do not apply for a CAO college place is not an indication of failure. They may be planning to pursue a further-education course, which is more appropriate to their career goals. Photograph: iStock

To make sense of the feeder tables, it is important to understand its component parts, and in particular, the two key numbers associated with each sch(...)

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