Minister for Education Joe McHugh said the Department of Education will continue to engage with schools over the coming weeks in an effort to establish why some students may not have registered on the portal. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Almost 1,000 Leaving Cert students have failed to register for their calculated grades ahead of Friday’s extended noon deadline. A total of 98 per ce(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA Wire

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has defended the use of school profiling in calculating Leaving Cert candidates’ grades in the face of criticism tha(...)

A spokesman for the Department of Education said the Government was still planning to proceed with Leaving Cert exams on July 29th, subject to public health advice.

A contingency plan for awarding grades to Leaving Certificate students in the event that summer exams are cancelled is being actively examined by seni(...)

An image of the proposed development at the former Techrete site in Howth, Co Dublin. Photograph: Marlet

The construction of more than 500 apartments on a controversial former industrial site in Howth village Co Dublin has been approved by An Bord Pleanál(...)

 Alan Kelly: told his TD colleagues Labour’s post-election position of going into opposition should not change. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The turning point for Alan Kelly, and his colleagues’ perceptions of him, came at a meeting of the Labour parliamentary party in Drogheda in September(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been  clear that a third party is needed, not just Independents, to form a new government. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

It has almost become a ritual at this stage: a dull paragraph landing in inboxes midweek to report the latest turn of the wheel in the slow bicycle ra(...)

Green leader Eamon Ryan and the parliamentary party held a videoconference meeting on Wednesday. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Greens say they have not changed their position on a national unity government and will continue to pursue an all-party administration to deal wit(...)

Alan Kelly expressed a view that was in line with the ‘thrust’ of the general attitude of the meeting, according to a source. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A private meeting of Labour TDs has reiterated the party’s position that it should go into opposition rather than enter government. The six party TDs(...)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he believed he had a “strong campaign” and that there was momentum behind his campaign before it was halted by the Covid-19 crisis. Photograph: Frank Miller

The new leader of the Labour Party will be elected on Friday evening after votes are counted by video link due to the coronavirus crisis. The party h(...)

 Duncan Smith: “I don’t think at this point we should go into government, and it doesn’t change the mandate we got in February.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Supporters of Labour leadership contender Alan Kelly are split on whether the party should enter government with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael in the week(...)

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