Peter Mcguire

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Andrew Lovern  and Brid McCarty in the Team Theatre Company production of  Mirad, a Boy from Bosnia. Photograph: Frank Miller
Chalk Talk

A blow for arts education Team Theatre Educational Company has exited stage left. The innovative company emerged from under the wing of the Abbey Thea(...)

Student interest in foreign languages continues to increase marginally, although the popularity of French has declined by almost two points to 57.2 per cent.

A drop in higher-level maths honours grades and an increased interest in foreign languages are among the trends in the Junior Cert results published t(...)

Dunshaughlin diarists: from left Linda McCormack, Stuart Bridgett, Catherine Vance, Sarah Keane, Aaron gilmartin and Albert Wilkinson. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill
The moment of truth . . .

‘How many points did you get?” “Did you hear about the fella who studied the biology course by himself in 12 weeks and got 9 A1s?” “Will you get your (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and science student Barbara Wood at the UCD Centre for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery in Belfield, Dublin. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

You have your CAO offer, and you’re all set for the college experience. Psyched and nervous, you make plans for where you will live, what clubs and(...)

 Know your art from your elbow: graffiti by Sums at this year’s Bridge Jam street-art festival in Drogheda, Co Louth

You can coast through school on a diet of whatever you’re told and what your friends like, but college is different. Now you have to be a cultural (...)

See here: eye exams can pick up on general health issues such as diabetes, MS or brain tumours. Photograph: Getty

All professions are conspiracies against the laity, said George Bernard Shaw. With that in mind, just how do you know your optician is telling the tru(...)

Why would I think about repeating?Hard-working students may have fallen a few points short for the more competitive options, such as medicine, veterin(...)

How to survive your first term

Forget everything you ever learned about anything. Feel free to discard the so-called friends you hung out with merely because they sat next to you in(...)

Plassey House and quadrangle at the University of Limerick

DublinAn embarrassment of social riches to be plundered in the nation’s capital, so let’s begin in the very middle: Trinity College Dublin.TCDWhat’s h(...)

Beyoncé in concert  in London earlier this month. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

A detailed knowledge of current economic affairs was essential for students sitting a topical and testing higher level economics paper, teachers said (...)

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