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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(...)

Sea of Solitude marks the moment mental health themes go mainstream in gaming.

The all-male Trinity College Dublin society at the centre of an alleged ‘hazing’ controversy, has claimed a college investigation has concluded only t(...)

The Leaving Cert higher level Irish paper

This week it emerged that several thousand students are opting not to sit the Leaving Cert Irish exam each year. So why are so many students opting n(...)

Rowan Kelly (front) from Bray with other members of Climate Strike Fridays for Future, spending their thirteenth  consecutive Friday protesting about climate change outside the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

During a talk on climate change a few years ago, secondary school pupil Conal O’Boyle heard something which jolts him still. “We were told that kids (...)

Hozier: “I assure you if I wanted to make a f**king pop song I would have written a pop song, because it would have been far easier” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘Some of the stuff I was grading was the worst I’ve ever seen – even from good students’. Lecturer Greg Foley could scarcely believe what he was seein(...)

Despite official efforts at combating disadvantage in Irish schools, a huge class chasm remains as Carl O’Brien writes in today’s Irish Times. While m(...)

She’s Missing: Eiza González in Alexandra McGuinness’s movie, part of Dublin International Film Festival.

Have your say: Is semesterisation putting too much pressure on students? We thought we would ask you if you think Christmas and January exams putting (...)

File image of IT Tralee

An independent review of finances at Institute of Technology Tralee has concluded that the institution is overstaffed, losing money and experiencing s(...)

An unintended consequence of the new grading system  is that disadvantaged schools are losing out and the gap with other schools is at risk of widening. File photograph: David Sleator

A new grading system introduced two years ago was supposed to ease pressure on Leaving Cert students and take some of the heat out of the points race.(...)

Leaving Cert students adopted the new grading scheme without much difficulty.

Reforms which reward those who sit higher level exams are pressurising struggling students into taking on more challenging exam papers, according to n(...)

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