Clive Byrne

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Luke McArdle with his mother Lynn, left, and  pre-school co-manager Margaret Hennessy at  Beaumont Community Pre-school. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Lynn McArdle was devastated when she heard her four-year-old son Luke would not be starting school in September 2016 because the age cut-off date had (...)

The CAO has advised anyone considering applying for undergraduate places to register ahead of its normal application deadline of 5.15pm on February 1st.

Tens of thousands of students are set to make last-minute college course choices ahead of Wednesday evening’s deadline for Central Applications Offic(...)

Minister for Mental Health Helen McEntee and Clive Byrne, Director of the NAPD, with 5th year students (from left, Lisa Hamilton, Angelika McDermott and Megan Brodie) in Eureka Girls Secondary school in Kells. Photograph: Maxwells

A majority of senior-cycle students who participated in a nationwide survey on mental health in adolescents would like to see the availability of grea(...)

 Leaving Cert students at Belvedere College, Dublin. File photograph. Mark Stedman/

Learning purely by rote is not an effective method of cultivating an intellectually curious mind or, indeed, society; it is simply a way to pass an ex(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton: “I would be concerned. I know the chief examiner has looked at this and there do seem to be difficulties in areas such as trigonometry and algebra.” Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has pledged to take a “hard look”at the Leaving Cert maths curriculum following a high failure rate among candid(...)

Students sitting the Leaving Certificate. “At last, pressure from pupils, parents and teachers is inspiring meaningful change.” File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Leaving Certificate is almost upon us, and with it comes a new class of bright young pupils hoping to get through two stressful weeks as quickly a(...)

Teachers at Newpark Comprehensive, Blackrock, Co Dublin, picket outside the school over planned junior cycle reforms last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was supposed to herald a new dawn in Irish education, training young people to think creatively and critically. Now, with one teacher union refusi(...)

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals said existing employment terms should be renegotiated to make them “more fit-for-purpose, setting out the rights and obligations of teachers and their employers”. Photograph: David Sleator

A new contract for teachers that makes professional development an integral part of the job rather than an added “chore” has been sought by secondary(...)

Niamh Donnelly from  Leopardstown is congratulated by her mother Marion Donnelly on getting her Leaving Certificate results at Coláiste Íosagáin, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Students seeking to enter third level education should do the course they have the capacity for and not one solely dicated by the CAO points they achi(...)

The increased uptake in students taking higher level STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects has been welcomed by educational(...)

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