John Gavin

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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(...)

Pupils enjoy a snow day off school. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Schools will not cut short their Easter holidays to make up for lost time as a result of closures linked to snow and ice this week, according to senio(...)

French teacher Natasha Lynch is using social media to teach pupils during the school closures. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Many school pupils were celebrating the prospect of several days free of school and homework yesterday. But for John Gavin’s pupils in a Limerick sec(...)

Severe narrowing of the coronary arteries is one of the known public health risks associated with taking steroids. Photograph: Getty

The family of a man who developed heart disease from anabolic steroids he used for bodybuilding say they hope his death will serve as a warning to oth(...)

Natasha Lynch in Cork: the French-language teacher used social media to teach students online during the recent school strikes. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

It’s difficult at the best of times to capture students’ attention – especially when they are forever checking their phones. So, as the saying goes, (...)

Students were asked to tackle comprehensions on the Olympic Games and on climate change. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Students playing the dangerous game of predicting exam questions will have been left disappointed by Leaving Cert Irish paper two, after some widely e(...)

Leaving Cert Irish ordinary-level  paper one asked students to write about a day out on the train with a friend. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Higher- and ordinary-level students faced little or no problems with Leaving Cert Irish paper one, but some of the essay titles were “like something f(...)

Mark Nally and Alison Garrett and part of their wedding party. Photograph: Suzanne Fahey of Circus Photography

Alison, a contract analyst at Icon, and Mark, a landscape architect, have known each other since they were junior infants at St Patrick’s Junior Sc(...)