John Kennedy: pictured in green top holding framed photograph. Photograph: Cork City FC

Warm tributes have been paid to Cork City FC stalwart and youth worker John Kennedy (56), who drowned while swimming near Youghal in East Cork at the (...)

One in four college applicants this year has applied on the basis of Leaving Cert results they achieved in previous years.

The Government is facing increasing calls to ensure up to 20,000 deferred third-level applicants do not lose out on college places when Leaving Cert g(...)

Carolyn Hulbert: ‘We deserve assurances that we will not be disadvantaged in the CAO process this year.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Until recently Carolyn Hulbert was confident that the 530 points she achieved in last year’s Leaving Cert would be enough to secure her chosen course (...)

Sinn Féin’s education spokesman Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire: ‘It is a disgrace that parents and relatives with underlying conditions have been kept in limbo.’ Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Applications from parents to homeschool their children have surged in recent weeks, figures compiled by social services show. The development comes a(...)

 Minister for Education, Norma Foley. File photograph: Julien Behal/PA

Minister for Education Norma Foley came under opposition pressure in the Dáil on Thursday about the provision of school transport for every pupil who (...)

The Minister for Education said she expected announcements on the reopening of schools “will come at the end of this month”.

Minister for Education Norma Foley has been sharply criticised over the failure to include a budget for dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic in revised (...)

Kinga Szalaj: not eligible for predicted grades because she repeated at home for financial reasons

Kinga Szalaj sat her Leaving Cert last year.While she was happy with her results, she did not have enough points for her dream course – medicine. The(...)

National Parents’ Council Post Primary says parents will be required to “step outside comfort zones”. Photograph: iStock

An overwhelming majority of parents want their children fully back to school in the autumn, the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee has been told. A survey of (...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley: ‘We are moving towards the  safe reopening of schools, with an accommodation for everyone in the entire school community.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

All pupils may not be in a position to return to school in September on foot of new public health guidance which says schools should reopen with physi(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh said strict social distancing requirements were ‘neither practical nor possible’ for a summer programme across more than 200 schools. File Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Schools will reopen next month for children with special needs without any requirement for strict social distancing. The move is seen as significant (...)

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