Damien Owens

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Students celebrate getting their Leaving Certificate exam results at Muckross Park College, Donnybrook,  Dublin: The number of degree courses requiring 500 points or more has jumped to a record high in this year’s CAO listings. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Thousands of school-leavers who hope to study architecture, engineering, construction and business face sharp points increases following a surge in a(...)

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(...)

Engineering Leaving Certificate students Emily Cullen, Luke Casey, Ted Daly, Liam Glavin, and William Kelly at St MacDara’s Community College, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A critical shortage of engineering graduates is threatening vital infrastructure projects such as plans to build tens of thousands of homes, industry (...)

At a conference in Dublin marking the 15th anniversary of the Business German in Ireland (BuGI) working group, a call  for early foreign language teaching was backed by almost all speakers

Ireland’s efforts to build a globalised economy are unsustainable in the long run, given its failed foreign language education policy, particularly i(...)

Engineers Week file photograph of Sue McGrath  demonstrating combustion properties using flour. A survey released as part of this year’s events shows   that despite national efforts 70 per cent of parents don’t know what Stem stands for. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There has been a national effort over years to attract students and their parents to science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) subjects, yet 7(...)