Officially opening the inaugural Thomas Kent School of History in Fermoy, Micheál Martin said ‘a shared historical literacy is an essential part of inclusive citizenship and it is something which we must insist on’. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

History needs to play a greater role in modern day society to prevent those who adopt extreme positions from promoting false narratives, according to (...)

Sarah O’Connell with her children Jake (3) and Hayley (7). Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

What do you think of when you hear the word “disability”? All across Ireland, thousands suffer from conditions that can be invisible to others, such a(...)

Aislinn Smith with her fellow manufacturing technician apprentices Marc O’Rourke, Ben Madden,  Garrett Collins and Paul McDonnell.

College has long been sold as the be-all and end-all of education. In recent years, however, that narrative is changing. In 2014, Solas took over th(...)

Micheál Martin said there had been a proposal prior to him becoming Minister for Education in 1997 to have history removed as a core subject at Junior Certificate level.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said he will restore history to the core Junior Certificate curriculum if his party are in government after the (...)

David Rodgers says dry weather has forced his potato plants into “shutting down”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

David Rodgers, the second generation of his family growing potatoes in Ballyboughal, and his father have never experienced anything like it. So parch(...)

Our anxious nervous systems seem unable tell the difference between a potential sabre-toothed tiger in the long grass and not getting enough “likes” on social media.

Complaining about the anxiety generated by the Leaving and Junior Cert is a predictable and justified annual ritual. There is no doubt the Leaving Cer(...)

The Junior Certificate higher-level maths paper 1 differed somewhat from previous years with in-depth explanations and questions based on multiple ‘re(...)

Decision time: It’s time to make your final CAO choices, but remember, you are  not selecting an occupation for the rest of your life. You are just choosing areas of academic study that you would enjoy over the next three or four years.

As soon as your Leaving Cert exams are out of the way it’ll be time to finally review your course choices, and get them right. Here’s some advice on h(...)

My generation are visual learners and so it makes sense some would feel watching pornography is an ideal way to learn. Photograph: iStock

The healthy sexual relationships report published this week by Youth Work Ireland was disappointing and disheartening. However, it wasn’t a shock. Mo(...)

In her statement the victim said, “I was afraid nobody would believe me, but the memory of what happened just kept haunting me. One night, everything got so much that I tried to overdose.” File photograph: Getty Images

A man has avoided jail after pleading guilty to the defilement of a child in a bedroom in her mother’s house while she was studying for her Junior Cer(...)

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