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Poll: How fondly do you remember your school days?
Does the start of the school term make you nostalgic?
All time
Back to school costs rising at secondary and primary level as 27% of parents find themselves in debt
The average debt for parents to cover back-to-school costs is €397.
St Munchin's survive late fightback to win Limerick bragging rights and prevail in Munster Senior Cup
Alex Wood, son of Irish rugby legend Keith, starred as his side beat Ard Scoil Rís to reach the quarter-finals.
Cork side join Kerry-heavy Munster last four line-up after Corn Uí Mhuirí thriller
Rochestown booked their semi-final showdown with 2019 finalists St Brendan’s College today.
Poll: Do you worry about getting your kids into a 'good' school?
With enrolment policies, entrance exams and growing class sizes, there’s a lot to navigate.
An Irish documentary about a Meath primary school is winning rave reviews at Sundance
It “winningly surveys the daily routine” of Headfort Boarding School.
8 things all Irish kids secretly loved about going back to school
Fruit Pastilles pencil case on FLEEK.
Look at these old Inter Cert Irish schoolbooks
Peig, never far from our thoughts.
Growing Up In Ireland: How children are being badly affected by the recession
Almost 20,000 children are surveyed as part of the research.
Only in America: Parents are sending their kids to entrepreneurship pre-school
What the…
Opinion: 5 things I got completely wrong about starting school
When my first child started school I thought it wouldn’t be a big deal. I was wrong.
The problem of cyberbullying should have its own school subject - Principals
At both junior and senior cycle.
9 crucial back-to-school supplies every 90s kid coveted
The only thing that made going back to school bearable.
Thousands support bullied boy whose My Little Pony bag was banned by school
The 9-year-old boy was told that the bag was a trigger for bullying.
15 things everyone remembers about learning maths at school
Minus B, plus or minus?
This eight-year-old raised over €13k to help pay for his classmates' school lunches
The young boy launched an online campaign to make sure everyone got a hot lunch.
Kids' spelling bee postponed because organisers ran out of words
The 11 and 13-year-old finalists left organisers choking on their dictionary dust.
Politician tries to censor 'nude' children's book, booksellers strip in protest
You could say they laid bare their concerns.
The 11 key types of graffiti in your old schoolbooks
Boyzone stickers 4 eva.
This is the school uniform questionnaire parents are being sent
The questionnaire aims to find out if parents want their children wearing school uniforms and, if so, what type they would like them to wear.
These original Ann and Barry posters will bring back memories
Look at the cows. They are in the cowhouse.
Are you smarter than a ten-year-old? Primary school students explain science
“Seed Dispersal and Germination”, “Germ Busters” and “Five Senses”, they know it all…and they can sing too.
The best and worst things about going back to school...
… as a teacher
Column: Facing your child’s first day of school? Here’s what you should know
If you’re getting ready for your little one’s first day of school, these tips should help you to best equip yourself for the next few weeks and beyond, writes Ciara Brennan.
8 reasons why P.E was the only reason to get out of bed for school
Including piano goal celebrations, Spiderman undies in the public swimming pool and vomit-inducing rope climbs.
Column: The Debs is a bittersweet occasion – everything changes after it
The real importance of the end-of-school ritual is often overlooked, writes Kim Cadogan.
PVA glue, Spraoi annuals and worms: 21 great primary school memories
Sharpening your pencil just to talk to your friends? Remember the days…
Column: How my home is welcoming people back from around the world
People from Inishowen, Co Donegal are now in more than 80 countries. Here’s how we’re bringing them back for The Gathering, writes John Collins.