Louise Holden

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Students from universities, colleges and institutes of technology all over the country – almost 4,000 in total – completed a survey early in the summe(...)

Plassey House and quadrangle at the University of Limerick

DublinAn embarrassment of social riches to be plundered in the nation’s capital, so let’s begin in the very middle: Trinity College Dublin.TCDWhat’s h(...)

The life of Julius Caesar kept classics students busy.

An account of the life of Julius Caesar kept students busy on a lengthy Junior Cert classical studies paper yesterday. “The period they were as(...)

Students reported difficulties with a listening comprehension section on the subject of Spain as a tourist destination. Yesterday’s comprehension accounted for 80 marks out of a total 400 for the subject. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Students of Spanish were presented with a challenging listening exercise at the end of their exams yesterday as a topic on weather presented them with(...)

A reading comprehension on the subject of the zoo in Madrid contained some quite difficult vocabulary and featured unusual animals, but the questions were straightforward, teachers said.

There was plenty of reading in store for 7,747 students who sat yesterday’s Junior Certificate Spanish exam, although most reported satisfaction with (...)

Question nine on yesterday’s physics paper was, unusually, a full question on radioactivity. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It was a good day for lovers of numbers as 6,677 physics students took on a maths-heavy exam with more than the usual measure of radioactivity. Michae(...)

Ábout 25,000 students are enrolled in private colleges, many because they could not access their desired course in a state-funded institution

Last year, a new lobby group called the Independent Providers of Higher Education (IPHE) was assembled to put the case for 19 private colleges to the (...)

 A detail from Ireland’s favourite painting,  Frederic William Burton’s  Hellelil and Hildebrand, the Meeting on the Turret Stairs, which made an appearance on the exam.   Photograph:  Copyright National Gallery of Ireland

There was another error on a Leaving Cert paper yesterday as history of art students were asked to identify an artefact from a period that was not ade(...)

One of the topics covered was marketing coloured wellies for festivals. Photograph: Alan Betson

There was no margin for error on yesterday’s higher level Leaving Certificate business paper, which included exacting questions on tax returns, constr(...)

Jack Lynch: reference to his  speech on Northern Ireland

Junior Cert students took a history paper yesterday but the subject is threatened by planned reforms of the Junior Cert programme, say teachers.The Hi(...)

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