‘National reputation’: Richard III, staged by Druid, whose director, Garry Hynes, pointed out the arts’ contribution to Ireland’s standing

Arts funding should be restored to boom-era levels to compensate for the sector’s lack of resources, a new Oireachtas report suggests. The Arts Matte(...)

Youth Work Ireland says its online survey of more than 1,300 young people shows a huge appetite for education on issues such as consent, the law and contraception. File photograph: iStock

The largest youth organisation in Ireland has launched a campaign urging the Government to remove religious ethos as a barrier to safe and inclusive s(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh declined to say whether he will follow the NCCA’s advice when he is given it. Photograph: Alan Betson

Official advice to the Minister for Education on whether history should be compulsory for junior cycle students has been delayed until next month. Th(...)

Students sitting the Junior Certificate. File photo. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is set to be told by the State’s curriculum advisers that making history compulsory for junior-cycle students could (...)

Pupils say they receive little information about issues such as consent and sexual orientation. Photograph: iStock

Sex education was officially introduced to Irish schools in the mid-1990s. And if the official guidance is anything to go by, it hasn’t aged well. A (...)

A Constance Markievicz 1918 election poster, erected last year to mark a special exhibition. File Photograph: Getty Images

History could remain an optional subject in the Junior Certificate cycle, under a draft report from a government-ordered review. The National Counci(...)

Ireland’s movement to a more balanced academic/vocational model of post-second level education is gathering pace. Photgraph: Getty Images

The consultation with students and parents as part of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) review of the Leaving Cert, reveals a (...)

Students, in particular, support continuous assessment via regular class tests. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Leaving Cert students should be assessed on a staggered basis over two years instead of facing a single set of summer exams, according to groups consu(...)

There is a strong consensus on the need for change to the Leaving Cert.

The Leaving Cert was introduced almost a century ago and its basic structure has remained broadly the same over the past 50 years or so. At a time wh(...)

The observations will feed into a report to the Minister for Education Joe McHugh. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Leaving Certificate is too narrowly focused on academic learning and is not suitable for students of varying abilities, according to groups consul(...)

  • « First
  • Prev
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • Next
  • Last »