Colm O Connor

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Pupils working on their projects at  Educate Together Secondary School, Griffith College, Wellington Road, Cork. They have replaced subjects for a week by  focusing on a phenomenon-based learning week. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Are secondary schools preparing students for life? Or are they just preparing them for the Leaving Cert points race and ignoring the kind of skills th(...)

The situations can lead to a child being influenced into believing one parent is all good while the other is all bad. Photograph: Fairfax Media via Getty Images

The handover of the little boy was to happen beside Santa’s grotto in Jervis Shopping Centre in Dublin at 5.30pm. The father was to have two hours un(...)

An artist’s impression of Irish Ferries’ WB Yeats. Delays in building the ferry have resulted in almost 30,000 passengers’ trips being cancelled

While thousands of passengers whose holidays were scuppered by the announcement that Irish Ferries had cancelled all sailings on the WB Yeats until th(...)

Filip Gnitecki practises guitar at Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun, Dublin.

Ireland’s education system is a paradox. Abroad, international schools are slurping up our highly-trained teachers for both primary and secondary leve(...)

First-year students Abby O’Riordan and Noah Dasle, members of Cork Educate Together’s board of management, meeting principal Colm O’Connor, and teachers Pam O’Leary and Laura Nagle Kiwanuka. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Should students be able to help run their own schools? It might sounds like a recipe for anarchy to some. At Cork Educate Together secondary school(...)