Sharon Conlan: “I’ve achieved so many of my goals; now, I want to study on the master’s programme to become an adult educator, so I can help others achieve theirs.

Looking forward to getting back to work John Doyle 52, Portarlington, Co Laois Growing up, my experiences of education were mostly negative. I st(...)

The Cheese Institute aims to help the Irish farmhouse cheese sector fulfil its potential at home and abroad. Photograph: Dave Meehan.

An initiative by Teagasc and Bord Bia is aimed at assisting the Irish farmhouse cheese sector fulfil its potential for growth on the home and export m(...)

I accepted a course in the first round of offers But I was only five points off the course I really wanted. Is it possible to get this course in the s(...)

CAO 2016 Helpdesk: FAQs

I achieved the number of points for my course, however I have only one B2 in higher level and 2 d1 at higher level, the course requires a minimum of 2(...)

Guidance counsellors Brian Howard and Deirdre Garrett answer questions about the Leaving Cert and CAO process. Photograph: Getty Images
Leaving Cert helpdesk: FAQs

What if my daughter does not receive any offers from the Cao, because she doesn’t have enough points for the chosen courses. What can she apply for? (...)

Students need to ask themselves honestly where they went wrong during the previous year. Photograph: Getty

Thousands of students who will receive their results on August 17th will have mixed feelings as they face into what is likely to be one of the toughes(...)

Dylan and Stephen at the Bru Aimsir hostel in the Digital Hub on Thomas Street, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney has urged Dublin City Council to ensure that a 101-bed shelter for rough sleepers that is facing closure by the end(...)

Members of the Young Social Innovators youth panel Aaron Brazil and Kirsty Real.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Over 20, 000 students have created projects with the support of Young Social Innovators (YSI) since it was founded 15 years ago. At the launch of a ne(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: announced in October the Early Childhood Care and Education scheme would be available to all children, between the ages of three and 5-and-a-half from September 2016. Photograph: Sara Freund

The Government’s plans to offer children a second year of free pre-school education should not go ahead before major problems with existing services (...)

Judge Terence Finn found Wall guilty of both counts following a three-hour hearing at Youghal District Court. Photograph: Getty Images

A 51-year-old care assistant at a HSE-run home for people with intellectual disabilities has been remanded on bail for sentence after she was convicte(...)

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