Education authorities told higher education representatives recently that there are logistical challenges in finalising a date for issuing exam results this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leaving Cert results and college offers may be issued later than normal this year, a move that universities fear could delay the start of the academic(...)

May 5th: The CAO change-of-mind facility opens, which enables applicants to amend, or list for the first time, their course choices. Applicants have u(...)

Several hundred of last year’s CAO applicants were shocked when they failed to receive an offer  due to errors  in their applications. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

My eldest daughter is sitting the Leaving Cert this year. I recently received an email from her guidance counsellor warning us that she could lose a c(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley said her department wants to ‘reimagine the delivery of the senior cycle’.  Photograph: Alan Betson

CAO points could be awarded for a wider variety of skills under new Leaving Cert reforms, Minister for Education Norma Foley has said. School leaders(...)

Not only was media ‘driving the students mad, but they’re driving the parents mad as well,’ TD says. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Media coverage of the Leaving Certificate in Ireland was almost unique in the world and contributed greatly to the stress of pupils and parents, the (...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley addressing delegates at the TUI conference in Wexford on Wednesday.

Teachers will resist proposed reforms to the Leaving Certification unless they receive assurances that they will not be required to assess their own s(...)

Delegates at a recent Irish National Teachers’ Organisation’s annual congress in Killarney:  Cost-of-living issues are likely to trigger demands that the Government provides inflation-matching pay rises before the end of the year. Photograph: Moya Nolan

Cost of living crisis With inflation rampant, the cost of living and pay look set to dominate teachers’ conferences. Unions say it is getting harder (...)

Right now, 27 of 41 subjects at Senior Cycle have second (and sometimes third) components of assessment. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Against the backdrop of an extremely challenging period for the Irish education system, the Annual Congress of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) wi(...)

Irish National Organisation for Teachers of English (INOTE) said moving the exam to the end of fifth year ‘indicates a fundamental lack of understanding of the English curriculum’. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A group of English teachers say they are “very concerned” about plans to move the Leaving Certificate paper one exam to fifth year. In a letter (...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley announced details of planned reforms to the Leaving Cert this week. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Leaving Cert as we know it is over, right? Not quite. Minister for Education Norma Foley announced details of planned reforms to the Leaving Cert(...)

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