Carl O Brien

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Leaving Cert students protesting outside the Department of Education last September over the calculated grades process. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The memo was hastily written, but the sentiment clear: there was a danger some students would be “thrown under the bus” by late changes to the calcula(...)

Prof Philip Nolan said progress on reducing case numbers was slowing. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

No further easing of restrictions, beyond the phased return of schools from early March, are likely to be announced by Government next week after the (...)

The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) welcomed the announcement which it said provides for clarity, choice and compassion for students. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has confirmed that all Leaving Cert students will be given the option of choosing predicted grades or sitting exams in June this year. (...)

In new guidance, schools will be advised to keep windows open fully during break-times and at the end of the school day, and partially open when classrooms are in use. Photograph: iStock

Parents of children returning to school will be asked to sign declaration forms stating that they have no reason to believe their child has an infecti(...)

Education authorities have confirmed that it will not be possible to hold the Junior Cert exams alongside the Leaving Cert in June. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

This year’s Junior Cert exams for 60,000 students look likely to be cancelled after education authorities confirmed that it will not be possible to ho(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley has announced that a modified version of last year’s calculated grades will be used in this year’s Leaving Cert. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Planning has officially begun for Leaving Cert exams and a “parallel” alternative assessment option which will not involve exams for students. Minis(...)

Talks over contingency plans for the Leaving Cert are to intensify this week amid growing expectation that a formal decision on the future of the exams will be made shortly. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Most children will not be back in school next month and may not return to the classroom until close to Easter, according to Government sources. The G(...)

US president Joe Biden has signed 17 executive orders, designed to undo the major changes of the MAGA agenda. Photograph: Handout/Biden Inaugural Committee via Getty

It was not so much a torch that was passed from US president 45 to 46 but an incendiary device. By the time Donald Trump finally and reluctantly agree(...)

Minister for Further and Higher Educaiton Simon  Harris told the Dáil that what happened last year was not “just a blitz”. File photograph: Brian Lawless/ PA Wire

Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris has confirmed that the 2,225 extra college places secured last year during the controversy over(...)

All pupils and staff at  Scoil Mhuire Killorglin are to be tested for Covid-19

All pupils and staff at a school in Co Kerry, are to be tested for Covid-19 with all children asked to remain at home until December 30th after 17 con(...)

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