Junior Cert

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It is perfectly normal to tell your guidance counsellor at this point that you have no idea now what you will do after the Leaving Cert.

Life is a journey of exploration and discovery. Any adult reflecting on their own career journey since leaving school realises that expecting a young (...)

SOS! The most valuable educational resource in this country is fighting for its very survival. Second level teaching is a rapidly sinking ship, and it(...)

Veronica Fegan-Smith, her husband Tom and their children Griffin, Fiona, Erin and Kieran moved from New York to rural Clare last year. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Is the system for exempting schoolchildren from studying Irish fair? It’s a question that goes to the heart of a forthcoming Department of Educat(...)

Ruka Adeluola: after coming to Ireland alone from Nigeria when she was 12, she is studying biotechnology at DCU. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Emma Lockwood was growing up in Dublin’s north inner city, she could see two versions of her future mapped out in front of her: have a baby or do(...)

  The Department of Education is understood to have proposed a series of changes which would relax and clarify rules around Irish exemptions, especially in the areas of special needs Photograph: Carl O’Brien

A review of the system for awarding exemptions for the study of Irish has revealed an increase in number of pupils securing opt-outs on the basis of “(...)

 Emer Foley teacher (with megaphone) joined other Students, teachers and parents from North Wicklow Educate Together Secondary School protest outside Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Hundreds of pupils at a secondary school in Bray, Co Wicklow, have demonstrated outside Leinster House after it was confirmed they will be forced to l(...)

A ‘for sale’ sign outside the temporary home of North Wicklow Educate Together Secondary School in Bray, Co Wicklow. The school is due to vacate the property by May 1st next year.

A secondary school in Bray, Co Wicklow, says it is being forced to source emergency accommodation in hotels and sports clubs for its students because (...)

The Dublin Academy of Education  says parents will learn how to assist and motivate their children to maximise their “confidence, preparation and ultimately their grades in the Leaving Cert exams”. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

For middle-class families keen to boost their children’s grades in the State exams, there’s now a new frontier: grinds for parents. The Dublin Acade(...)

There are opt-outs available for studying Irish for pupils who have been abroad for a period of time or for students who say they have no understanding of English.

Pupils from abroad may be obliged to study Irish in school under new measures being considered by Department of Education officials. At present, ther(...)

From left: Ciara Murphy, Ivan Tretyakov, Kirsty Burke, Anna O’Connor and Hazel Wallace ride out on the Curragh for trainer Tracey Collins. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On the Curragh plains, the wind gives no quarter. You see the rain coming for miles, great bitter sheets of it. For the army of work riders who turn u(...)

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