Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said   a total of 196 major school projects would be on site next year. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fermoy Gaelscoil and one of Ireland’s oldest schools to get new buildings

Louise O’Keeffe took a successful case to the European Court of Human Rights over her abuse in a national school in Cork in the 1970s. Photograph: Collins Courts

James MacGuill says he cannot advise his clients based on information from Government

Louise O’Keeffe: ‘the worst possible Christmas present’

The package is a fraction of the meaximum award under the redress scheme

Gerry Quinn (centre, front) president of the TUI with union members during the teachers’ strike earlier this month. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Latest figures show scrapping Junior Cert would save over €20 million a year

Louise O’Keeffe who was sexually abused by her teacher in a Co Cork primary school in the 1970s. Photograph: Garrett White / Collins Court

Louise O’Keeffe criticises limiting of compensation

The phrase ‘whistleblowing’ did not even enter our language until the 1970s

Whistleblowing is a form of disobedience ‘well suited to a society in which our lives are shaped by mammoth, impersonal, bureaucra(...)

The report of the Stem (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education review group, chaired by Prof Brian MacCraith, above, will reignite debate about teaching priorities. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Deeper Sino-Irish relations, an increased emphasis on philanthropy and a teachers’ pay claim are among our predictions for the new(...)

Sheila Nunan of INTO speaking at the union’s annual conference at Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny. Photograph: Pat Moore

Warnings against ‘self-satisfaction’ at Trinity and a Blackrock College war cry were among the other memorable quotes of 2014

It was a good year for DIT. Above, students at DIT’s Grangegorman campus. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On the bright side, part-time teachers got a better deal and there were gains for women’s rights in academia; on the downside, Iri(...)

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