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Ballybunion student Sarah O’Connor, who received 650 points in her Leaving Cert. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Girls have once again outperformed boys in a majority of higher level subjects in this year’s Leaving Cert. A gender breakdown of the results shows g(...)

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Riordáin has proposed the introduction of a free book scheme for primary schools. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

School voluntary contributions are “fees in disguise” and should be banned by Government, according to the Labour Party. Education spokesman Aodhán Ó(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh visiting the National Parents’ Council Post Primary helpline in Croke Park, alongside  Beatrice Dooley, president of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/ The Irish Times

Families who cannot afford to send their children to university should consider more affordable options in regional colleges, Minister for Education J(...)

A third of students are now taking higher level maths with the vast majority of them securing bonus points. Photograph: iStock

1. More performing well in higher level papers The most significant trend evident in this year’s results is a steady increase in the numbers taking(...)

With more than 421,000 additional CAO points awarded  because of the maths bonus points system, points for many highly sought-after programmes will increase.

Download  2019 Leaving Cert results by grade and subject Leaving Cert students have scored more CAO points than ever in this year’s exams due to(...)

Irish will remain compulsory in schools and opt-outs will continue to be made available for pupils with learning difficulties or who have spent long periods outside the State.

An Irish language group has expressed concern that plans to relax the rules around securing Irish exemptions could be a “back door” to making the lang(...)

One parent was asked questions about what religion the family was and asked for a baptism certificate if there was one. Photograph: Cesar Manso/AFP/Getty

Catholic primary schools are still requesting details of children’s baptism records despite new laws that prohibit the use of religion in their enrolm(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh:  he said   the Government was committed to tackling back-to-school costs. Photograph: Alan Betson

Schools will be required to consult parents on ways to help reduce back-to-school costs under new legislation, Minister for Education Joe McHugh has p(...)

The average cost of putting a child into senior infants is  €340, according to a Barnardos survey. Photograph: iStock

Irish parents are “stressed out, overburdened and fed up” by the high cost of sending children back to school, according to the charity Barnardos. In(...)

Cork Institute of Technology has failed in its bid to secure university status with Tralee IT.

Government plans to award university status to institutes of technology may prove “problematic” due to a lack of clarity over what constitutes researc(...)

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