Wesley College has written to parents to say it has  become aware of an attempt to abduct a   pupil while the student was  returning home from a work experience placement near the Dundrum Centre in Ballinteer last Friday. File  photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Dublin school has warned parents about the alleged attempted abduction of a pupil in Dundrum. A spokeswoman for Wesley College confirmed a letter (...)

A leg up: fee-paying schools are seen to give students an advantage. St Michael’s College and Blackrock College clash in the Leinster Schools Senior Cup Final last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

Should the state support fee-paying schools? This question is arguably the most divisive in Irish education today, pitting parent against parent, t(...)