Despite the introduction of “free” secondary education in 1967 and the abolition of third level fees in 1995, access to third level education in Ireland continues to be contingent on socio-economic status. Photograph: iStock

News this week that the class gap in higher education has not narrowed and that students from more affluent families dominate high points courses is h(...)

From arts and media to politics and law, it’s the graduates of all-girls Catholic schools who are blazing a trail for independent women. Photograph: Marvin Recinos/ AFP/ Getty

The convent school prefect is having a moment. From arts and media to politics and law, it’s the graduates of all-girls Catholic schools who are blazi(...)

Almost 200 sites and properties worth millions of euros are lying empty in Dublin city and county amid a housing and homeless crisis, data compiled by(...)

It is time that we re-examine the role of teachers and the contribution they make to the formation of our young people

Newly qualified teachers are speaking out about the lack of pay parity for those who have joined the teaching profession since 2011. This gap in pay (...)