Clive Byrne

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An  interim report into a review of the senior cycle indicates a strong desire for the  Leaving Cert to be assessed on a staggered basis instead of facing a single set of summer exams. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Secondary school principals say the findings of a review into the senior cycle support its calls for including continuous assessment as part of a refo(...)

The court heard The Gresham had settled matters with the electrical company and was now seeking payment from Clive Byrne. Photograph: Dave Meehan

A maintenance manager has been ordered by a judge to repay The Gresham Hotel, his former employer, a debt of €42,000 after having ordered goods for pe(...)

The proportion of Leaving Cert students taking on higher-level subjects looks set to match last year’s record numbers.

Some 124,000 students are due to begin this year’s State exams on Wednesday, Two additional days have been added to the exam timetable in order to mi(...)

First year students with Surface Pro devices using tablet devices as a learning resource during their Spanish class at Coláiste Bhaile Chláir. Photographs: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Angela Kaya, a mother of three from Co Meath, watched her eldest daughter go through the Junior Cycle using an iPad to learn, instead of books. Now t(...)

Joan Bruton: “We have to make sure students aren’t sacrificing their future for relatively or very low-paid employment while they’re in school.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The number of 16- and 17-year-olds in paid employment has increased more than 20 per cent in a three-year period. Statistics released by the Departme(...)

The vast majority of students believe the Leaving Cert exam does not prepare them for third level or the world of work. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

Just one in 25 Leaving Cert students believe the exam is a fair and accurate assessment of their knowledge and skills, according to a new survey. Th(...)

Almost 50 Junior Cert students are set to receive top marks across all subjects on Wednesday Photograph: Peter Thursfield

More than 62,000 Junior Cert students are set to receive their results today, with almost 50 pupils securing top marks across all subjects. New limit(...)

Dozens of Leaving Cert students are sitting three exams in one day - or almost nine hours in the exam hall - due to a timetable clash.

Dozens of Leaving Cert students are sitting three exams in one day - or almost nine hours in the exam hall - due to a timetable clash. Some of those (...)

Irish is perceived to be one of the most challenging subjects in the Leaving Cert. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Department of Education is reviewing the granting of exemptions from studying Irish amid evidence that thousands of students who secure them are s(...)

The examinations run until Wednesday 20th June for Junior Certificate/Cycle subjects and Friday 22nd June for Leaving Certificate subjects.

Exams are under way this morning as more than 120,000 students start more than two weeks of Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle examinations. Examin(...)

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