Jack Lynch Blennerville and Alex O’Shea  of Brookfield College in Tralee prepare for their exams. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

The State examinations begin today for some 124,000 pupils with a range of new measures aimed at reducing stress and anxiety levels. Youth mental hea(...)

Trish Reilly Nolan pictured with her son Alex  near their home in Athlone. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon.

Traveller and other disadvantaged children are being denied their education by having their hours at school restricted, protestors outside the Departm(...)

Almost 50 Junior Cert students are set to receive top marks across all subjects on Wednesday Photograph: Peter Thursfield

More than 62,000 Junior Cert students are set to receive their results today, with almost 50 pupils securing top marks across all subjects. New limit(...)

The OECD’s report shows that in Ireland, there were 25 students in primary classes, the fifth highest in the 36-member OECD. Only the UK, Japan, Israel and Chile had slightly larger class sizes.

Ireland has the some of the largest school class sizes in the developed world, according to a major international education report. The OECD’s Educat(...)

Student teachers say they face acute financial pressures. Photo: iStock

Trainee teachers who are required to carry out unpaid work in schools as part of their studies are suffering from severe financial difficulties , a ne(...)

Teachers from the INTO, ASTI and TUI protesting before a Government report on pay equalisation. Photograph: Alan Betson

Unequal pay for teachers is causing a “brain drain” which has the potential to seriously undermine children’s education, trade unions have warned. Th(...)

Teachers in Ireland are paid more than countries such as the UK, France, and Italy, but they lag behind countries such as Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg.

Irish teachers are well-paid by international standards, but work longer hours and in larger classes, according to a major new study. Analysis by the (...)

John Mac Gabhann: “systemic excellence” in public education. Photograph: David Sleator

A spokeswoman for the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI) has said there is “no evidence to support the notion that if a parent wants (...)