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For those who are studying for the 2022 Leaving Cert, forget about the CAO for now and focus on your exams. Photograph: iStock

Last year saw a significant increase in application numbers to the CAO, as almost 85,000 people sought a place in an undergraduate course in one of Ir(...)

Life is a journey of exploration and discovery and expecting a young person to decide their occupation for life in sixth year is unrealistic in most cases. Photograph: iStock.

What will you do after completing the Leaving Cert? It might seem a simple question but if you think about it, you might find that the answer is not q(...)

Go to cao.ie by January 20th to make a course application.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

1. January 2022: Register with cao.ie If you are interested in getting a place at an Irish university, institute of technology (IT), teacher-trainin(...)

Over 60 per cent of respondents saw stigma-related factors as barriers to seeking support from healthcare professionals (63 per cent) or clergy (62 per cent). Photograph: iStock

Stigma-related factors are perceived as being major barriers in discouraging people from seeking support for mental health issues, according to a new (...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson has faced a barrage of criticism over allegations that there were parties in breach of Covid-19 rules in government offices, including his own. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

British prime minister Boris Johnson’s staff were invited to a “bring your own booze” party in the garden of his Downing Street residence during the f(...)

While some people will have had Covid-19 twice, others, especially children, have been asymptomatic and are not counted in the figures or have been unable recently to access a PCR test. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the State has now surpassed the unwanted milestone of 1 million cases. The latest figures from the Health P(...)

Smurfit Kappa lost ground, falling 1.2 per cent over the session to end at €49.08. Photograph: Jean-Pierre Muller/AFP/Getty

European shares posted their biggest one-day drop since late November on Monday as rising bond yields weighed on the heavyweight technology sector, wh(...)

‘Officials are already concerned about the short duration of protection provided by booster shots against Omicron, which could be as low as five weeks.’ File photograph: Getty

Mandatory Covid-19 vaccination is the issue that refuses to go away. It remains under consideration by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nph(...)

Europe suffered its hottest summer on record  while intense wildfires raged in Italy, Greece and Turkey. Photograph: iStock

The last seven years were the world’s hottest on record, with global average temperatures 1.2 degrees above pre-industrial levels, according to the la(...)

Baroness Kate Hoey:  served in Tony Blair’s government in the 1990s and campaigned alongside the prime minister in support of the Belfast Agreement. Photograph: Andrew Cowie/EPA

A former UK Labour minister has been accused of perpetuating “gross stereotyping” of professionals in Northern Ireland and advocating “McCarthyite tac(...)

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