It makes little sense that 14 years of schooling is  judged in a three-hour exam on a sunny June day.

Anna sat the Leaving Certificate in the summer of 2017 and secured a place in Trinity. She got 580 points, was pleased with her results, yet her next (...)

A growing number of parents want to make sure their child is going to a school that reflects their religious or secular values. Photograph: iStock

How can you choose the right school for your child? This year’s Irish Times feeder-school tables – which show the proportion of students who progress (...)

Dermot Desmond: will address a meeting of Ladbrokes shareholders on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Despite opposition from financier Dermot Desmond, the merger of bookmakers Ladbrokes and Coral is expected to be approved by shareholders, according t(...)

Cathy Holland and Barry O’Callaghan Barry (30), from Togher, Cork, an operations manager for a formwork company, and Cathy (27), a disability support (...)

Adriaan Bartels: “We realised that the only people who would come and stay in those days were the Irish, and there was only so much they would pay.”  Photograph: Patrick Browne

In the world of Adriaan Bartels, small is definitely beautiful. Bartels is the man in charge of the Cliff House Hotel, which overlooks the bay in Ardm(...)

MedicX has worked in Northern Ireland previously but has yet to make an investment in the Republic.

MedicX Fund, a £291 million (€365 million) healthcare investment property and development company listed on the London Stock Exchange, is in talks to (...)

Reg Collins dries out money after the shop safe in Pamela Scott’s was flooded, on Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The morning after the night before and the trail of debris interspersed with sodden sandbags said all that needed to be said about how Cork city centr(...)

Brook Colangelo, senior vice president and chief information officer at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, pictured at its offices in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Despite long haul flights, lack of sleep, back-to-back meetings – and a recent competitive foot race – Brook Colangelo is firing on all cylinde(...)