Junior Cert

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“In the last five to 10 years, I would say anxiety has become the epidemic of this generation,” says Dr Colman Noctor, a child and adolescent psychotherapist with St Patrick’s mental health services.

It’s hard to say when or why it began, says Amy. Anxiety always seemed to hover in the background of her life, even during primary school. Her mother (...)

A Garda forensic team examined fire damage at St Louis secondary school in Co Louth on Monday following a blaze at the weekend

Dundalk Institute of Technology is to provide classrooms for hundreds of students whose secondary school was damaged by fire at the weekend, just week(...)

DIT  Grangegorman: Over the coming years, some 20,000 students will be based at the  sprawling new campus.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

For two centuries or so, Grangegorman was a place to avoid. Few ventured behind the high walls of the old asylum on Dublin’s northside which, at its p(...)

Speakers at the ASTI annual conference raised concerns about low fees paid to those marking Junior and Leaving Certificate exams. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy

Secondary teachers say the integrity of State exams are at risk unless there is a sharp increase in pay rates for marking students’ work. The confere(...)

Cousins, from left,  Ann Doran (3) from Carlow and  Maryann Connors (4) from Dundrum during the Irish Traveller Ethnicity Celebration  at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

President Michael D Higgins has called for all Traveller sites, including temporary ones, to be provided with electricity and running water, and for s(...)

CJ Stander claims a lineout ball against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Young Rory Best was on the bench. Master Rob Kearney was at fullback. Some of this Irish team were doing Junior Cert, togging out for the club U-16s t(...)

After a decade of sleek, polished looks, home trends are embracing the artisan. Ironmongery, you could say, is having a moment. Like all crafts, its (...)

Key finding: a quarter of Irish inmates never attended secondary school. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Just over half of prisoners dropped out of school before the Junior Certificate, according to an unpublished survey by the Irish Prison Service. The s(...)

Recently retired Irish rugby player Sophie Spence said: “Forming the habit of regular exercise at an early age is crucial to maintaining and improving your fitness levels throughout your life.” File photograph: iStockPhoto

A major new study indicates there is a “startling drop-off”in fitness among secondary school students after the Junior Cert. The results of a study (...)

If you wish to apply for a specific course, your informal learning over your lifetime will be given due recognition within the adult education system. Photo: iStock

Question: I’m 35 years of age and left school after my Junior Cert. I would love to re-enter the education system but don’t know where to start. I am (...)

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