Guidance counsellors can play an influential role by impartial one-to-one advice. Photograph: iStock

Major gaps in career guidance are leaving secondary school pupils without information on alternative options to university such as apprenticeships, ac(...)

The institute found that more than two-thirds of students identified anxiety, self harm and suicidal ideation as the most common issues students were presenting with. Photograph: iStock

Guidance counsellors say they are struggling to cope with an “epidemic” of anxiety among secondary school pupils. Speaking at the annual conference o(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Education Joe McHugh and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor  at the launch of the Government’s  education plan  at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government is to press ahead with plans to make geography an optional subject for junior cycle students despite opposition from teachers and acade(...)

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A Government Minister has expressed her disgust at “slanderous” comments made about career guidance teachers. Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister of Sta(...)

tudents visiting The Irish Times Higher Options stand in the RDS Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The RDS opened its doors morning for the second day of the 2017 Irish Times Higher Options expo. Thousands of students are expected to attend the eve(...)