John Gavin

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‘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(...)

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, (...)

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