The Government has spelled out its priorities for the education system in the year ahead, but it was greeted with warnings that its ambitions cannot be realised while teacher shortages continue and the third-level funding is not increased.
There should be more focus on science in primary schools, most parents have said in a survey.
Twelve subject departments in University College Dublin (UCD) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) rank among the world’s best, according to the latest global league table.
Post-primary schools are being asked to share teachers in key subjects, amid a growing crisis over staff shortages.
Maynooth University (MU) is celebrating a tradition in teacher training that goes back more than 90 years, with the opening of a new €14m school of education.
The long-term health of teenagers is being put at risk by the race for CAO points, according to health and fitness expert Professor Niall Moyna.
Teenagers should be taught porn literacy as part of their sex education, according to a report from NUI Galway researchers.
Applications for college entry are up slightly on this time last year.
A Northern Ireland teacher who tutors children to get into elite private schools in the UK has spoken of the glamorous lifestyle her work affords her.
Graduates who want to pursue a post-graduate course in primary teaching have been given a year’s breather before stricter entry requirements come into effect.