School principal, Padraig Lohan, at Derryoober National School, Gurteeney, Woodford, Co. Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A few years ago pupil numbers at Derryoober National School in Co Galway dwindled to just single figures. With just one teacher left, it seemed a mat(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney says Sinn Féin are looking to inflict personalised political damage on Leo Varadkar by tabling a no confidence motion.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said he believes “absolutely” Tánaiste Leo Varadkar’s explanation for sending a draft copy of a GP cont(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley defended the decision to introduce an amendment to delay the Labour Bill for 12 months to review the use of schools’ admission criteria. File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Schools should not be allowed to keep 25 per cent of places for the children or grandchildren of past pupils, the Dáil has been told. A Bill introduc(...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar issued a statement in which he rejected Village magazine’s claims that he may have broken the law. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Opposition parties sought to intensify pressure on Tánaiste Leo Varadkar on Sunday night after weekend revelations that he passed details of a draft a(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley said there would be no change to the length of exams in Leaving Cert. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Education Norma Foley has stopped short of giving a guarantee that the Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle exams will go ahead in 2021. (...)

Fergus McCabe was from Marino in Dublin’s northside. File photograph: Peter Thursfield

Veteran community activist Fergus McCabe, who died during the week, aged 71, was part of the “beating heart” of inner city Dublin, President Michael D(...)

Minister for  Higher Education  Simon Harris TD and the CAO held a meeting on Monday to discuss the number of places which are likely to be required for upgraded students.

Up to 450 new CAO offers will be issued on Thursday to students whose Leaving Cert results were upgraded following errors in the calculated grades pro(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley expressed regret to students for what had happened at a press conference

An independent review of errors in the calculated grading process which led to thousands of students receiving the wrong results only focused on a sam(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley speaking at a press conference on the coding errors found in the Leaving Cert calculated grades system. Photograph: Maxwells

Up to 1,000 extra college places may be needed for students due to errors in calculated grades issued to thousands of Leaving Cert candidates. Minist(...)

“These are errors which should not have occurred. However, the error will not disadvantage any student,” Minister for Education Norma Foley said. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Minister for Education has apologised for errors which resulted in at least 6,500 students receiving a lower grade than they ought to have receive(...)

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