Emer Smyth

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Between the ages of nine and 17, a gap opens up showing girls more prone to internalising problems, particularly in the later adolescent years and toward young adulthood, according to  ESRI research. Photograph: iStock

Girls are far more likely to internalise mental health issues than boys in later teenage years, according to new research. The finding is contained (...)

Many graduate recruits are failing to accomplish ‘simple tasks’ such as writing cogently in a way that is free of spelling or grammatical errors, an employers’ group has warned. File photograph: iStock

Many graduate recruits are failing to accomplish “simple tasks” such as writing cogently on a business topic that is free of spelling or grammatical e(...)

The ESRI’s research was produced in partnership with the Department of Children and used data from the Growing Up in Ireland study. Photograph: iStock

Children who have a good relationship with their father are happier, feel less anxious and are more engaged in physical activity, according to new re(...)

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Consent, pornography, #MeToo, asexuality – the sexual landscape and language have changed significantly in recent years. What impact has this had o(...)

Schools are more important than neighbourhoods in influencing adolescent behaviour, according to new ERSI research. Photograph: iStock

Schools are more important than neighbourhoods in influencing adolescent behaviour, an Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) study has found. (...)

Parents and guardians should keep other factors in mind besides academic achievement when choosing a school for their child. Photograph: iStock

Click here to download the full 2020 Feeder School tables Critics of feeder school data contend that there is so much more to a school than(...)

Before starting secondary school, 39 per cent of young people took part in cultural activities or classes, which dropped to 23 per cent by the time they were 17. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Young people preparing for the Leaving Cert are more likely to drop social and cultural activities such as music, dancing and drama classes, and spend(...)

Young people who discuss sex and relationships with their parents are significantly more likely to go on to use contraception, a new study shows. In (...)

From arts and media to politics and law, it’s the graduates of all-girls Catholic schools who are blazing a trail for independent women. Photograph: Marvin Recinos/ AFP/ Getty

The convent school prefect is having a moment. From arts and media to politics and law, it’s the graduates of all-girls Catholic schools who are blazi(...)

Teachers’ unions have a written guarantee from the Department of Education  that teachers are providing predicted grades on a one-off basis only because of the current pandemic.

“Teachers will predict the grades of their own students and there will be no Leaving Cert exam” – if you’d suggested this at the start of 2020, teache(...)

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