The Republic’s housing crisis will be one topic discussed at the upcoming Dublin Economics Workshop. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Monday Results: Associated British Foods, Air-France KLM, Manchester United Indicators: Irish vehicles licensed for the first time (Aug); UK GDP fig(...)

Real change across junior cycle will begin by changing what happens at the end of junior cycle, the NCCA says. But teacher unions are opposed to current reform plans. Above, members of the TUI and the ASTI picketing Rosmini Community College on Grace Park Road during the teachers strike late last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There’s a frequently heard reference in education about assessment being the tail that wags the curriculum dog. Judging by the number of column inc(...)

Emma Quinn, from Blanchardstown, with  Pro-choice activists after returning from Belfast last month with  non-surgical abortion pills banned in the Republic. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Director of Public Prosecutions will not prosecute several crisis pregnancy counselling services for alleged breaches in the law arising from an u(...)