John Gavin

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Kate Ryan was one of 2,000 candidates who who received their Leaving Cert results on Tuesday after sitting postponed exams late last year. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Leaving Cert results day is normally a time of heady expectation punctuated by whoops of delight and high-fiving in school corridors. Not this year. (...)

With schools closed, there are ample resourses online to help parents and students with home-based learning. Photograph:  Gareth Fuller/PA

Here we go again. Three weeks? Three months? The truth is nobody – including the Department of Education – really knows how long the schools will be c(...)

Dermot Kelly, co-owner of  the Shannon Springs Hotel in Shannon, Co Clare. ‘You don’t know how long we’re going to be in this situation for.’ Photograph: Eamon Ward

Hotelier Dermot Kelly, who co-owns the Shannon Springs Hotel in Shannon, Co Clare, has been putting the final touches to a €2.5 million development in(...)

Secondary school Irish teacher John Gavin teaches his class from a home-made studio in Co Clare.

If the secondary school students in John Gavin’s Irish class thought they were getting off lightly when the schools closed, they had another thing com(...)

‘The poem, An tEarrach Thiar, was also one the students like to study.’ File photograph: Getty

Irish paper two Higher level students who covered the entire course will have been happy with Irish paper two, according to teachers. John Gavin of (...)

Students sitting higher-level Irish paper two will have been pleased with a broad and varied paper that had something for everyone, particularly in th(...)

Students sitting the second paper in Higher Level Irish for the Junior Cert on Thursday afternoon encountered a paper that was more difficult than pap(...)

Students sitting the first paper in Higher Level Irish for the Junior Cert on Thursday morning encountered a “very fair paper” that would have pleased(...)

A question on the film Cáca Milis appeared which asked students about about the main character’s effect on the viewing audience. Photograph: Irish Film Board/Youtube

Students who banked on a widely-anticipated short story appearing in the higher level Irish paper prose section got a surprise today. The story, An G(...)

Students were asked about a text taken from An Lamborghini Buí, a novel by Iarla Mac Aodha Bhuí. Photograph: iStockphoto.

There were no surprises on the second Junior Certificate Irish exam of the day. Paper 2, which was described by teachers as “fair” and “student friend(...)

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