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(...)

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(...)

A Leaving Cert paper in 2015 may be much easier than the equivalent exam in 2014. Photograph: The Irish Times

Each year policy-makers and employers watch whether Leaving Cert grades go up or down. A rise in the number of students getting “honours” – an A, B or(...)