Shane Ross said the decision was made on the basis of a scoring system within the Department and he just ‘signed off on that.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Sport Shane Ross has insisted he did not have “hand act or part” in the decision to give a sports grant to Wesley College. The private, (...)

Fifth-year students from Tallaght Community School preparing for their first contact with  the International Space Station. Photograph: Colin O’Riordan/’Irish Independent’

When students from one Dublin school make radio contact with the International Space Station orbiting Earth today, they will have just between six and(...)

The ordinary level Religion paper in the Junior Cert was significantly different from the higher paper and featured questions on reconciliation, informed conscience and images of God. File photograph: Getty Images

The age-old debate between science and religion had another outing as Junior cert students grappled with critical inquiry in the morning, followed by (...)

Well-prepared students will have found no difficulty with this year’s higher-level chemistry paper, according to teachers. Photograph: Getty Images

Reasonably well-prepared students will have found no difficulty with this year’s higher-level chemistry paper, according to teachers. Mairead Glynn, (...)

In today’s terms, Dean Lyons  would be classified as having a moderate general learning disability

Dean Lyons, the man who first admitted the killings of Sylvia Sheils and Mary Callanan, was 23-years-old at the time of the murders.Born on April 20th(...)

Níall McDonagh, cousin of the late hurler Niall Donohue . Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Two weeks ago, Níall McDonagh stayed up for most of the night to write about his cousin. He had much to draw from, for several thousand words had by t(...)

 Members of Gorey Community School with their Project Smile, promoting positive mental health and making people happier at the Young Social Innovators event in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/Irish Times

Male anorexia, teenage suicide and the lack of disability-friendly playgrounds were just some of the issues raised at a Young Social Innovator(...)