The Taoiseach  has described as ‘reasonable and sensible’ a suggestion that Junior Cert students who suffer a bereavement during their exams should be allowed to resit those exams. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has described as “reasonable and sensible” a suggestion that Junior Cert students who suffer a bereavement during their exams s(...)

Students were asked in Wednesday’s paper about current issues including lowering of the voting age to 16.  Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Students sitting the last Junior Certificate examination to be held on the Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) syllabus were met with a “fair(...)

Junior Certificate students emerged happy from their higher level English examination on Wednesday morning after sitting a paper that threw up few sur(...)

Ifyou dropped from higher- to ordinary-level maths recently, you may have forgotten that a grade H4 at higher level is a minimum requirement for some choices.

As soon as your exams are out of the way and before you head off with your friends to celebrate the end of your school days, it’ll be time to review y(...)

Exam scripts being sorted and dispatched at the State Examinations Commission in Athlone. Photograph: Alan Betson

A shortage of teachers prepared to work as examiners is posing a “significant challenge” to the maintenance of standards in correcting the State exams(...)

A Constance Markievicz 1918 election poster, erected last year to mark a special exhibition. File Photograph: Getty Images

History could remain an optional subject in the Junior Certificate cycle, under a draft report from a government-ordered review. The National Counci(...)

 Minister for Communications Richard Bruton  launched Samaritans Ireland’s five-year statistics for its 116 123 freephone number pictured with Eleanor Farrell, Samaritans Ireland Trustee. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The day of the Leaving Certificate results was the busiest day of 2017 for the Samaritans helpline, new figures show. Some 2,266 calls were received(...)

A  Constance Markievicz 1918 election poster, erected last year to mark a special exhibition. Photograph:  Getty Images

YES: “It is only by studying history that we learn who we are” Mary O’Rourke I want to give two cheers to Joe McHugh for reviewing the decision to r(...)

Engineers Ireland says  the number of students moving into third-level engineering and technology sectors needs to be much larger to meet current and future needs.  Photograph: iStock

An acute shortage of engineering graduates means there will not be enough qualified workers to meet the country’s current and future needs, the repres(...)

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 (...)

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