Tralee Institute of Technology: “We will not require additional efficiencies in order to meet these costs,” a joint statement for the Kerry institute and the  Cork Institute of Technology says

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 Abbot of Glenstal Abbey Mark Patrick Hederman: “In Ireland at any rate, the child is the very last item in the pecking order.” Photo: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

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Dr Pauric Travers, who drew up a compromise plan. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Unions taken aback at department’s refusal to hold further talks

Labour TD Joanna Tuffy, who chairs the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Social Protection, has  called for a rethink of the “divestment” policy in education. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

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Richard Dawkins, who appeared at the Burke theatre, Trinity College on Tuesday at an event organized by the Origins Project Dialog in which they discuss Randomness and Uncertainty. Photograph: Fergal Phillips

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Long-promised reform is materialising in the Education (Admission to Schools) Bill, which will require school admissions policies to be “inclusive” and will outlaw discrimination on racial, religious or disability grounds. File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Education Act 1998 means schools can draw up their own admissions policies

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Marine Le Pen spoke about freedom recently while calling for restrictions on religious freedom. Photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty

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Children at St John the Evangelist National School in Adamstown, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Some 23 per cent of schools cater for four out of five immigrant children

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