‘Just one step at a time constitutes perfect career planning.’ File photograph: Getty

What will you do after you complete the Leaving Cert? It might seem a simple question but if you think about it for just a minute, you just might find(...)

‘We are well into November and third year students are only now seeing sample papers for exams new Junior Cycle exams which take place in June.’ Photograph: iStock

First they came for the English teachers, and I did not speak out - because I was not an English teacher. Then they came for the science and business (...)

 A residential unit at Oberstown Children Detention Campus, in  Co Dublin where Boys A and B will serve  at least three years of their respective  sentences. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Staff in Oberstown Children Detention Campus watched with trepidation as the trial of two 14-year-old boys who murdered of Ana Kriégel neared its end (...)

Students from Coláiste Lú in Dundalk, including (front frow from left) Dorota Kaminska, Éimear Kinsella and Erin O’Connor protesting outside Leinster House over the provision of Irish language education at their school. Photo : Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is “acutely aware” of concerns raised around the provision of Irish medium education at an Irish language unit in a (...)

Court heard boy had admitted driving at up to 240kph after taking car in November last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The case of a troubled 17-year-old Dublin boy accused of reaching speeds of 240km/h after stealing his mother’s car is too serious for the Children’s (...)

Forty five apprenticeship programmes are currently available, spanning the engineering, construction, motor, electrical, finance, hospitality and food, biopharma, logistics, property services and ICT industry sectors. Photograph: iStock

On Thursday last, tens of thousands of places on level 8 and level 6/7 degree and higher certificate programmes were offered by the CAO to applicants (...)

Once upon a time, going to college was the-be-all and end-all. What mattered was CAO points and the third-level college and course that a student got (...)

The magic sauce which makes some schools better than others is hard to identify.

How do you choose the best secondary school for your child? New Irish economic research has some interesting insights. One is that paying for a fee-pa(...)

Prof Peter Gallagher watches on as guest of honour astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell admires Lord Rosse’s tie – inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night, which drew inspiration from the galaxies discovered using the giant telescope at Birr Castle in the 19th century. Photograph: Jeff Harvey

The Low Frequency Array radio telescope at Birr Castle, known as I-LOFAR, has contributed significantly to international space research since it was i(...)

The final piece: Your CAO change of mind deadline.

Leaving Cert students have until this evening to adjust their college course selection ahead of the deadline for the CAO’s “change of mind” facility. (...)

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