Pupils participate in a class at Coláiste Gleann Lí, Co Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Coláiste Gleann Lí is a co-educational second-level school under the aegis of Kerry Education and Training Board (ETB). The school is non-fee paying a(...)

Dylan Bowe, Diarmaid Gallagher, Aoife Keegan and Orla Fallon of Magh Éne, Bundoran, Co Donegal, holding up white boards to show their knowledge of the subject. Photograph: James Connolly

The first thing that strikes you is the classroom. There are no symmetrical lines of desks facing a whiteboard. Instead, there are small pods of four(...)

Mia Colleran and Shona Ní Aodhagain celebrate getting their Leaving Cert results at Coláiste Íosagáin, Stillorgan. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Gaelscoileanna and fee-paying schools dominate school rankings with the highest number of students graduating to third-level education, Irish Times fi(...)