Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Top of the Class

This year
# Top of the Class
Kate Kenny the star in DCU's O'Connor Cup triumph
Kenny kicked 1-10 as DCU won the competition for the first time since 2018.
# Top of the Class
DCU and UL grab a combined 14 goals to reach O'Connor Cup final
Leah Fox netted a hat-trick of goals for DCU.
All time
# Top of the Class
Top marks for Irish pupils as they score highest across the EU in maths
Ireland was among 33 countries to participate in the international study at both levels.
# Top of the Class
Poll-toppers: the 10 candidates who secured the most first-preference votes in this year's election
Nine of the top ten TDs were Sinn Féin representatives, showing the extent of their surge across the country.
# Top of the Class
Do you agree with The Sunday Game's Camogie Team of the Year?
Cork and Kilkenny dominate the selection.
# Top of the Class
Here's The Sunday Game's Hurling Team of the Year for 2018
Padraic Mannion was the panel’s unanimous pick as Hurler of the Year.
# Top of the Class
New opinion poll shows support for Fine Gael has risen sharply
The party has 32% support.
# Top of the Class
O'Connor and Gleeson scoop GAA/GPA Young Hurler and Young Footballer of the Year awards
Individual honours for U21 players went to the Mayo footballer and Waterford hurler at tonight’s gala bash.
# Top of the Class
Over 2,500 new teaching jobs are to be created
Overall, the Department of Education and Skills’ budget will increase by €458 million.
# ladies football
Cork boss: 'We have girls on our panel who are as skilful as any fella you’d ever find'
Ephie Fitzgerald has paid tribute to the All-Ireland winners in his first season in charge.
# Top of the Class
Dublin and Limerick colleges lead the way in Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Teams of the Year
The Future Champions Team Selections have been announced.
# Top of the Class
The Japanese high school soccer tournament has conjured the best goal we've seen all year
Matt le Tissier, Stephanie Roche and Ronnie Whelan all rolled into one.
# Top of the Class
Ronaldo, Messi... or someone else? The 23-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or is out
Five Premier League players have been nominated.
# Top of the Class
Here is the most popular building in Ireland
St Mel’s Cathedral in Co Longford was chosen by a public vote.
# Top of the Class
Do you agree with The Sunday Game's man-of-the-match selections?
Earley, Ó Sé and Whelan picked out today’s star performers.
# Top of the Class
3 Chelsea players, 3 Arsenal shortlisted for Fans' Player of the Year
Time to get voting for your favourite.
# Top of the Class
These are the best eight college courses in Ireland
According to a new survey, anyway.
# top performers
A former Aston Villa striker leads our SSE Airtricity League team of the week
Bohemians, Dundalk, Cork and Shamrock Rovers are all represented after Friday’s action.
# Top of the Class
Do you agree with our SSE Airtricity League team of the week?
Bohs, Dundalk and Cork City are all well represented this week.
# Top of the Class
Cork minor footballer lights up All-Ireland colleges final with two spectacular solo goals
Dan Ó Duinnín has a big future in the game.
# Top of the Class
Kilkenny school St Kieran's have won their 20th All-Ireland title
Croke Cup final disappointment for Thurles CBS.
# Top of the Class
Do you agree with our SSE Airtricity League team of the week?
Dundalk, Bohs and Derry are all well represented as gameweek 5 has come and gone.
# Top of the Class
These are the 10 safest low-cost airlines in the world (and look who's flying the flag for Ireland)
Can’t beat the shamrock.
# Education
Principals want an audit of teaching resources
Student numbers are rising, but student-teacher ratios fell.
# Top of the Class
The Troubles, the parties and the loneliness of intelligence: Ireland's Mensa story
Just what is it like to be among the smartest 2% in the world? found out…
# Top of the Class
Ireland's top company is...
The Irish Times top 1000 companies is out, and here’s what it says.
# Top of the Class
7 simple grammar rules EVERYONE should know
Grammar is fun! Well, not really. But it helps.
# Top of the Class
€36 million funding announced for school improvements
Almost 400 schools will be able to benefit from the funding.
# Still got it
100-year-old American teacher Agnes has no plans to give up the day job
At Sundance School, New Jersey, it’s ok to call your teacher Granny.
# Top of the Class
Top marks for the best primary school teachers in Irish sport
We pay tribute to the men and women that shape young minds and have shaped great sporting moments.
# Top of the Class
The world’s best-performing asset in the last year… Irish government bonds
Anyone who bought Irish bonds second-hand 12 months ago must be feeling pretty smug by now…