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Harry McCann:  “I went to Ballyfermot College of Further Education where I studied broadcast presentation skills for a year.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Harry McCann was just 15 years old when he set up the Digital Youth Council (DYC), which aimed to give a voice to young people involved in technology (...)

Joan Lucey: ‘As a district nurse she would have touched the lives of many families’

A retired nurse who died hours before mediation started in her legal challenge against the Health Service Executive over her cervical smear tests coul(...)

Adrianna Rup: “The Accounting Technicians Ireland apprenticeship is a great opportunity to dive into a profession post-school.” Photograph: Fintan Clarke Photography.

What course did you study and where? I am finishing my first-year of a two-year Accounting Technicians Ireland apprenticeship. I work four days a we(...)

The leisure and fitness industry continues to experience rapid growth and there are lots of opportunities. Photograph: iStock

I’d like to study a course that will get me work in the health and fitness sector which is recognised by the industry. I’m based in south Dublin and s(...)

Many third-level institutions set aside places in their courses for students coming from a PLC background. Photograph: David Sleator

My daughter, who is completing her CAO application, wants to study science. While she excels at biology, she struggles in other subjects and is worrie(...)

There are plenty of options available to those who take a different route and  explore other areas. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

It is worth taking time to think about your post-school options as there are a myriad of routes into quality employment, not all through the CAO. Con(...)

Coláiste Eoin in Stillorgan, Co Dublin features in the top 10 list of all secondary schools. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Check school rankings on the Feeder Schools app: Download the Feeder School PDFs here: www.irishtimes.c(...)

The eight sets of twins who completed their first day of secondary school at Coláiste Íde agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick, yesterday. Pictured are: Noelle and Michelle Curtin; Micah and Ryan O’Connell; Jamie and Gearóid Browne; Orla and Maeve Quirke; Jack and David O’Connor; Caoimhe and Shona Hickey; Christopher and Chloe Lane; and Luke and Holly Scannell. Photograph: Don Moloney/Press 22

There will be plenty of double takes at one secondary school in Co Limerick, where eight sets of twins have joined the new intake of first-year stude(...)