Sandra Cleary

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From left:  Katelyn Hart, Miruna Toma, Anna Piela, Andreea Sandy, with Casey Ralph and Geri Dornan, look over the Leaving Cert English paper at Mount Carmel Secondary School,  Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

This year’s higher level English paper one challenged young people to think critically and creatively, according to teachers. For the second year run(...)

 From left are Amy Nolan, Rebekah Furlong and Chelsea Coulahan after they sat  Leaving Cert English (paper 1), at Mercy Secondary School, Inchicore, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Students who paid attention to past exam papers will have been richly rewarded by this year’s home economics papers, according to teachers. Several (...)

One of the more surprising questions was on the topic of cheese and it has not been asked before. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

This year’s Leaving Cert home economics paper was anything but predictable, according to Sandra Cleary, a home economics teacher at the Institute of E(...)

Students sitting the higher level paper were required to talk at length about the importance of fibre in the diet, with optional questions on fish, the rise and rise of frozen foods, economic recovery and the family

Home economics continues to be among the most relevant of all Leaving Cert subjects, with questions about the changing nature of marriage and the fami(...)

Crowds react on hearing the results of the referendum on marriage equality. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

This year’s higher level home economics paper was the “nicest since the new syllabus was introduced in 2004”, according to Sandra Cleary, a teacher(...)

A woman has told an inquest in Limerick how the final days of her mother’s life were a “living nightmare”, before she died (...)