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Opinion: Class and wealth, not merit, are rewarded in Ireland's education system

Professor Kathleen Lynch argues that a class divide is feeding injustice into our education system.

Calls for clarity on extra college places as teachers and students react to 'extraordinary' Calculated Grade errors

When asked by in the Dáil earlier, Taoiseach Micheál Martin admitted that there had been two errors made in the Leaving Cert standardisation process.

US contacts considered kidnapping or poisoning Assange, court told

The WikiLeaks founder was also bugged in the toilet at the Ecuador embassy, his extradition hearing has heard.

Opinion: Goodbye to O'Rahilly's 40 Herbert Park, an integral part of the story of 1916

Historian Donal Fallon tells of ‘The O’Rahilly’, one of The Rising’s most colourful characters and how his recently demolished home, 40 Herbert Park, played a part in the history of the rebellion.


Explainer: What the Leaving Cert Calculated Grade errors mean for students

Around 6,500 students will now receive higher grades as a result.

Coronavirus: One death and 429 new cases confirmed in Ireland, with 189 in Dublin

The figures were released at a briefing from the Department of Health this evening.

Gardaí appeal for information over fire which gutted former convent in Cork

The fire broke out shortly before 4pm yesterday.

Taoiseach told Varadkar and Ryan about Leaving Cert error six days after it was discovered

Education Miniser Norma Foley said that about 7,200 Leaving Cert grades have been affected by the errors in the Leaving Cert calculated grades system.

Hotel operator sues over insurer's failure to pay out on business interruption claim

The hotel operator is seeking damages for breach of contract and negligence.

Leaving Cert: About 6,500 students set to receive higher grades after coding error

Two errors have been identified in the calculated grades system.

Checks on agri-food goods will take place between Britain and the North, minister confirms

Brandon Lewis committed to a ‘slimmed-down Finance Bill’ later this year.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five stories, five minutes, five o’clock…

From The42 'We don't want the starting XV to be comfortable, we've got a very good crop of youngsters' Talent

'We don't want the starting XV to be comfortable, we've got a very good crop of youngsters'

Munster’s Johann van Graan expects the likes of Craig Casey, John Hodnett, and Ben Healy to push for European starts.

German short-time work benefit model being considered by government ahead of Budget

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said specific sector supports are under consideration.

Three men charged with attempted murder of Wayne Whelan

Whelan was shot a number of times in Lucan in September of last year.

Two errors identified in Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system, about 6,000 students affected

Education Minister Norma Foley will make a comprehensive statement on the matter later today.

'Absolutely shocking': Taoiseach Micheál Martin criticises demolition of The O'Rahilly's home

The house in Ballsbridge, Dublin, was knocked down yesterday morning.

Christy Kinahan Senior charged with passport fraud in Spanish court

He faces up to three years in prison if convicted.

Gardaí in Galway deny claims they will share student addresses with colleges over house parties

The Mayor of Galway said that gardaí would be passing the details of students who have house parties to colleges.

Covid-19: Dr Ronan Glynn 'optimistic' about Dublin stabilising but 'no evidence yet' to move to Level 2

Glynn said the restrictions on Dublin would only be taking effect this week.

From The42 Davy Fitz: 'I don't think you can just pick two teams and throw them into a league final' Unfair

Davy Fitz: 'I don't think you can just pick two teams and throw them into a league final'

The Wexford boss feels the GAA should revisit the decision not to play the concluding stages of the Division 1 National Hurling League.

Two men arrested on suspicion of murder after death of man in flat in Antrim

The PSNI has appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Gardaí don't need extra resources to cope with house parties, says justice minister

Helen McEntee was speaking following scenes of large gatherings in Galway.

Mercy hospital in Cork asks 'non-urgent' cases to go elsewhere after surge in people attending ED

Patients who do attend the emergency department are likely to experience delays.

'Only realistic solution' to save Post Office Network is State funding of €17m

The report, which doesn’t take in the warns starkly of the need for this action to be taken within months.

Donnelly announces plans to double number of public health staff in Ireland

Donnelly made the announcement during this morning’s Covid-19 Oireachtas Committee.

'Utter chaos' and 'a brutal slugfest': Front pages and reaction to US presidential debate

Both sides are claiming victory but viewers are divided.

Poll: When was the last time you sent a letter or a card to family and friends? Postal Vote This post contains a poll

Poll: When was the last time you sent a letter or a card to family and friends?

A major report has revealed the poor health of the post office network.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

Houses evacuated after suspect device was found in Drogheda last night

Gardaí and the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team attended the scene.

Three men charged over shooting in Lucan last September

The men are due to appear before Blanchardstown District Court his morning.

WHO to investigate sexual abuse allegations in Democratic Republic of Congo

The allegations were linked to WHO efforts to tackle Ebola in the country.

Matt Damon, Jodie Comer and Adam Driver pictured on film set in Tipperary

The Last Duel is being directed by Ridley Scott.

How many ICU beds do we actually have and what happened to the Covid surge capacity?

During the height of the pandemic, hospitals used high dependency and post-operative beds on a temporary basis.

Boris Johnson to hold press conference as UK records biggest ever rise in new cases UK

Boris Johnson to hold press conference as UK records biggest ever rise in new cases

The UK Prime Minister will take part in the Downing Street press conference today.

Chaotic, personal and ill-tempered: Five main points from the first Trump v Biden debate

It was a feisty affair in Cleveland. And there’s two more of them to go.

My week in wellness: A 41-year-old community worker who's trying to run more to keep stress at bay

This week, we hear from a Dublin dad of three who goes sea swimming and attends a local men’s circle group.

Some students with reduced campus hours backtrack on decision to live away from home

One NUIG student is trying to leave his accommodation partly due to rising cases in Galway.

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