Two large surveying vessels, including the Celtic Explorer, bring scientists out to survey waters beyond 30 nautical miles off the Irish coastline. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

“If we don’t have the data, we can’t make sustainable management decisions,” says Thomas Fury from the Marine Institute. This is possibly the simplest(...)

‘We know we are at the forefront of a national endeavour to keep our schools open,’ writes John Curtis. ‘We are proud of the progress to date and will do everything we can to enable that to continue.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The fact that our schools are continuing to operate during Level 5 restrictions, even with recent difficulties such as contact tracing and sanitisatio(...)

For a programme of study to be successful it must be a good fit for their particular strengths and aptitudes.

With the arrival this week of the calculated grades, many former Leaving Cert students will be on tenterhooks as they await the next round o(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley has moved to reassure thousands of Leaving Cert students that the new calculated grades system will be “accurate, r(...)

 Minister for Education Norma Foley: said work is continuing ‘to ensure that all students are treated fairly’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Education Norma Foley has moved to reassure thousands of Leaving Cert students that the new calculated grades system will be “accurate, r(...)

Oberstown detention campus  in Lusk, Co Dublin. It can accommodate 48 boys and six girls up to the age of 18. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than half the children at the Oberstown detention campus last year were not engaged in any education prior to being sent there, and almost a quar(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: said he hopes that “before next weekend, when Sunday Mass reopens, some flexibility will have emerged”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Parishes should “manage scrupulously” the safety of people at Masses on Monday morning when churches reopen for the first time in over three months, C(...)

 Bathers enjoy the hot weather at Seapoint in Dublin on Thursday afternoon. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Apart from the blinking roadside sign telling everybody to exercise within 5km of their homes and keep 2 metres away from others, it could be any hot (...)

The minimum entry requirement for apprenticeships  – managed through the State training agency Solas  – is for a a learner to have achieved the Junior Cert/Junior Cycle. Photograph: iStock

My son in third year has always wanted to be an electrician and is determined to leave school before the Leaving Cert and start an apprenticeship. Giv(...)

 Coláiste Bhaile Chláir said the Junior Certificate was a milestone in a student’s education, but students had missed them before and it did not hinder their ability to sit the Leaving Certificate. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A secondary school in Co Galway has become the first in the State to reject the proposal to hold the equivalent of the Junior Certificate in the next (...)

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