Evan Boland

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Ryan Griffin Vearer (17) arrives for the start of his Leaving Cert exams at Beneavin De La Salle College, Finglas. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The predicted poets appeared and students had more choice and time than ever before in one of the most well-received English papers in years, teachers(...)

Sinn Fein leaders at the First Dáil Eireann.  Left to right (front row) L Ginnell, Michael Collins, Cathal Brugha, Arthur Griffith, Eamon de Valera, Count Eoin MacNeill, William Cosgrave and Ernest Blythe. Second row:  P Maloney, Terence MacSwiney, Richard Mulcahy, J O’Doherty, J O’Mahony, J Dolan, J McGuinness, P O’Keefe, Michael Staines, McGrath, Dr B Cussak, L De Roiste, W Colivet and the Reverend Father Michael O’Flanagan. Third row:  P War, A McCabe, D Fitzgerald,Jj Sweeney, Dr Hayes, C Collins, P O’Maillie, J O’Mara, B O’Higgins, J Burke and Kevin O’Higgins. Fourth row: J McDonagh, J McEntee. Fifth row: P Beasely, E Daston, P Galligan. Sixth row: P Shanahan, S Etchingham. Photograph: Hulton Archive

This week marks the centenary of the election of the First Dáil, one of the most significant events in Irish history and one which the citizens of thi(...)

Seamus Heaney. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Before the first English paper had even begun, students’ minds were already leaping ahead to the following day’s exam, and the all important questi(...)