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Laura Gudaityte, Crumlin, Tola Salam, Tallaght, and Olivia Lyons, Walkinstown, after sitting the Leaving Cert Irish paper 2 exam at Loreto College, Crumlin, t yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Students were satisfied with yesterday’s second higher- and ordinary-level Irish exams despite two grammatical errors on the paper, according to Robbi(...)

ExamWatchers video: Catherine Vance on English Paper 1

In the first of our video diaries, Catherine Vance from Dunshaughlin Community College gives her verdict on Leaving Cert day one

The Exam Squad: Leaving Certificate students at Dunshaughlin Community College, Dunshaughlin, Co Meath. From left; Linda McCormack, Stuart Bridgett, Catherine Vance, Sarah Keane, Aaron Gilmartin and Albert Wilkinson.Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin casts a long shadow over Dunshaughlin Community College in Co Meath. Rising property prices during the boom led many of the students’ parents (...)

The findings of the ESRI study on childhood focus on issues of gender, ability and social background. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Results of an Economic and Social Research Institute study have shown significant differences in the experience o(...)

Trinity College Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Eight Irish universities have made the global top 200 for specific subject areas in the QS World University R(...)

Where would we be without summer camps? At home driving each other bonkers, that’s where. The summer camps market has exploded in the past deca(...)

More than 57 per cent of pupils attending all-Irish schools enrolled in higher education courses that year

Two-thirds of students who attend fee-paying secondary schools go on to higher level education, compared to about 40 per cent of students from (...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn is preparing to publish draft legislation aimed at regulating school enrolment policies. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Central Applications Office-style process for primary school places could be used to regulate enrolment practice, the professional body for p(...)

 Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn: Ireland and Israel spend considerably more time on religious instruction than any other OECD countries.  Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has questioned the amount of time devoted to religious instruction in primary schools and (...)

Support role: six-year-old Lucy Fagan, who is affected by autism, with her mother, Genevieve, at the launch of the Blue Nose fundraising campaign for Irish Autism Action. Photograph: Eric Luke

New figures published by Dublin City University have provided the first accurate measure of autism rates in Ireland. At 1 per cent, the inciden(...)

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