Members of Extinction Rebellion Ireland stage a protest during a speech by Environment Minister Richard Bruton at the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland in Dublin. Photograph: Justin Farrelly/PA Wire

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton was constantly interrupted by protestors as he attempted to address a conference on forestry as a solution (...)

Parents’ happiness levels are directly related to how much work their children are doing in the run-up to the State exams. Or so says one Leaving Cert parent, anyway. Photograph: iStock

It’s Leaving Cert year in our house and I know I’m in the thick of it because... 1. My happiness level is directly related to how much work my son is(...)

There are many routes to a third-level qualification. Photograph: iStock

1. January 2019: Register your application with Your first step is to register your intention to seek a CAO college place immediately. If you (...)

It is perfectly normal to tell your guidance counsellor at this point that you have no idea now what you will do after the Leaving Cert.

Life is a journey of exploration and discovery. Any adult reflecting on their own career journey since leaving school realises that expecting a young (...)

Be aware of key dates if applying for college in 2019. Photograph: iStock

January 20th, 2019 (5.15 pm): Closing date for CAO early-bird online applications. A fee of €30 applies before this date and increases then to €45, un(...)

Niall Horan pursued his dream of a career in music. Above, performing with One Direction at Croke Park in 2014. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Law school debt Daily regret Is that really what you dreamed as a kid? Or did you hope one day That you’d find a way To spend four years worki(...)