File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Students and teachers have reacted positively to higher level English paper one, with no major shocks or surprises to throw them. “This was a wonder(...)

There has been a mixed reaction to the first paper of the new Junior Cycle English curriculum, with some teachers praising a move away from rote learn(...)

Fintan O’Toole: has already received a European Press Prize for his Brexit articles. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish Times journalist Fintan O’Toole has been shortlisted for the 2017 Orwell Prize for Journalism for his writing about the Brexit referendum and it(...)

Key players: former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbatchev, former US president George Bush and former German chancellor Helmut Kohl

329 days. Eleven months between the opening of the Wall and the “day of German unity”, the day when the two Germanys came together formally as (...)