Shelbourne College closed suddenly in November 2014

Call for investigation into loss of students' fees

02 Oct Transparency Ireland has called on the ODCE and the GBFI to do more to investigate the loss of over €500,000 in fees paid by international students to a private college that was operating in Dublin.

Half of the people experiencing significant numeracy problems in Ireland have completed their Leaving Certificate exams

Half of people with numeracy problems complete LC

21 Sep Half of the people experiencing significant numeracy problems in the Republic have completed their Leaving Certificate exams  according to new research published at the launch of National Adult Literacy Awareness week.

'I built the clock to impress my teacher but when I showed it to her, she thought it was a threat to her'

US teen arrested as school mistakes clock for bomb

16 Sep A Texas teenager taken away in handcuffs this week after staff mistook a homemade clock he brought to school for a bomb has been given a personal invitation from President Barack Obama to visit the White House.

Carlos studied nine subjects for his exams, sitting five higher level and four ordinary level papers.

Student who slept rough delighted with JC results

09 Sep A 15-year-old boy who was sleeping rough with his mother in the Phoenix Park and the emergency department at Mater hospital last summer has achieved seven honours and two passes in his Junior Certificate.

Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan said she hoped the reforms would help reduce pressure on students

New CAO points system announced

03 Sep A new CAO points system, which will be used for entry to higher education from 2017 by students now entering 5th Year, has been announced.

The Catholic Church handed over the premises as part of a national process to provide diversity of choice for parents

Remote location delays opening of new school

27 Aug The opening of a multi-denominational primary school that was due to serve the town of Castlebar from next month has been deferred until next year as its patron says it is too remote.

Anna Kern from Ukraine achieved 575 points in her Leaving Cert exams

College scheme will not apply to Ukrainian teen

14 Aug The case of Anna Kern, the asylum seeker from Ukraine who got 575 points in her Leaving Cert, will fall outside the scheme on access to third level education being published next week by the Department of Education.