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(...)

Consider the evidence - decide what criteria you should factor into your decision. Photograph: iStockphoto.

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

Christopher Comerford, who spent many years homeless, pictured in his apartment in  Dublin city centre.  Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A shortage of one-bedroom homes in Dublin is stalling delivery on a key commitment in the Government’s plans to tackle rough-sleeping and homelessness(...)

Eimear Kennedy (15) who got an A in Italian having learnt the language using the Duolingo website and app, and watching  YouTube clips.

Being one of four pupils in the country to have achieved perfect grades in the Junior Certificate is an impressive feat. But for 15-year-old student (...)

A total of 61,654 students who sat the Junior Cycle examinations in June can collect their results from their schools this morning and through the online examination results service on examinations.ie from 4pm. File photograph: Getty Images

More than 61,500 students will today become the first to receive their results in the new Junior Cycle format, which sees traditional grades such as A(...)

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