Junior Cycle students were asked to identify the new Secretary General of the UN. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

The reaction to Wednesday afternoon’s Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) exam was largely positive despite featuring some challenging questi(...)

About 3,750 examiners are needed to mark written exams this year

The State Examinations Commission says it is confident it will have sufficient examiners to mark Junior and Leaving Cert papers as exams get under way(...)

As soon as your exams are over  you’ll have just over a week to finalise your list of course choices. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

If you have decided to make specific changes to the courses, or the order in which you have listed them on your CAO application, you can do so online (...)

Students take part in group work as part of the new junior cycle. The State Examination Commission says new guidance on classroom-based assessments will allow junior cycle English students to avoid a 10 per cent penalty in their summer exams.

The State Examinations Commission says new guidance on classroom-based assessments will allow junior cycle English students to avoid a 10 per cent pen(...)

Don’t have a clue what to do after the Leaving? Don’t panic, you don’t have to decide on the rest of your life, just what you will do for the next few years. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Life is a journey of exploration and discovery. Any adult reflecting on their own career journey since school realises that expecting a young person a(...)

By second year,  females from middle-class professional backgrounds maintain interest in education while another group begins  actively disengaging from school work. Photograph: Getty Images

Children return to school today after the Christmas break and for many of those in third year the mock Junior Certificate exams are only weeks away. (...)

 Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton  at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Junior Cert students in the 375 secondary schools where teachers are refusing to engage in curriculum reforms face losing 10 per cent of their marks i(...)

A terrace complete with homage to manager Stephen Kenny at Oriel Park.  Photograph: Eric Luke

There are many stories about how bad the bad old days got at Dundalk FC. Some are probably apocryphal, but all are plausible. What is certainly true(...)

“We need to teach children to programme their brains to self-regulate when faced with stressful situations”

Do you do something every day to look after your mental health? Do you often talk to your children about how they can best manage their thoughts and e(...)

Donald Trump during a campaign event: the reluctance of American journalists to  confront his lies with facts is staggering.  Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

It’s strange to think that there are kids studying for their Junior Certificate now who were born after the Twin Towers were attacked. Fifteen years i(...)

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