Minister for Education Joe McHugh: ‘I think there has been a perception that history was being downgraded and obviously I had to address that head-on.’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Minister for Education Joe McHugh has ruled out making subjects such as geography or science mandatory after moving to make the study of history (...)

Sixth-year students at Muckross Park College on their last day of school alongside nuns from the Dominican convent

Some 120 years after they established one of the best known girls’ schools in the capital, the last remaining Dominican nuns have left the Muckross Pa(...)