‘In 2016, almost half of Irish pupils said they rarely or never used computers at home for schoolwork, compared to an international average of 23%.’ Photograph: iStock

Children are facing a large “digital divide” in access to computers in school versus the home, according to new research. Latest international data i(...)

Muireann Twomey (right) from Clara, Co Kilkenny, and Lynn Fenton from Rathangan, Co Wicklow, getting their Leaving Certificate results at Kilkenny College in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Girls outperformed boys in the vast majority of higher level subjects, a gender analysis of this year’s Leaving Cert results shows. In all, girls sec(...)