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Policy-makers are examining the potential of re-skilling surplus primary teachers for more specialist education. Photograph: Getty Images

When the property bubble burst and much of the Irish economy collapsed, another boom took off – babies. The number of births hit a 118-year high in 2(...)

Sean O’Donnell, who from the age of 11 was raped almost daily by one of his teachers while attending school in Dublin. Photograph: Moya Nolan

A man who has made several attempts on his life after a harrowing childhood when he was raped by his teacher on a daily basis for a year, has said he (...)

Jennifer Gibney:“I honestly didn’t think we would get confirmation this early.” Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Jennifer Gibney Co Dublin At the moment, I’m still a bit on edge with the teachers’ unions expressing that they’re disappointed with the decision tha(...)

Students at Templeogue College in Dublin taking part in the #ThinkLanguages event, which is being held across more than 70 schools and online. Photograph: Julie Behal Photography

Secondary school students are being urged to Brexit-proof their career prospects by studying foreign languages as part of new campaign which gets unde(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley says “every effort” will be made to ensure these students can start in the coming year, and higher education institutions have said they do their best to accommodate students. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

How many students, exactly, are affected by errors in the Leaving Cert calculated grades system? The precise number of students who will receive high(...)

My son’s school work at home since the lockdown in March has been patchy. Photograph: iStock

My son is due to sit his Leaving Cert next summer. His work at home since the lockdown in March was patchy. He has lost focus and motivation, and I’m (...)

Simon Zebo scores one of Munster’s four tries against Edinburgh in front of a packed Musgrave Park last weekend. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In their hour of need last Friday, there’s no doubting that Munster’s Cork-based support in Musgrave Park delivered, and in spades. Whisper it quietly(...)