Fr Paul Connell, president of the Joint Managerial Body and the Association of Management of Catholic Secondary Schools: he said Catholic schools have been playing a vital role in helping young people grow in faith. Photograph: Sally MacMonagle

Dismantling the Catholic ethos of schools would leave children in a moral vacuum and in danger of despair, the president of a school managers’ body ha(...)

Fr Paul Connell, president of JMB/AMCSS: “I would appeal to all concerned to pull back and work in a spirit of dialogue to resolve these issues for the good of all our school communities.” Photograph: Sally MacMonagle

Hundreds of secondary schools will close and teachers face losing thousands of euro in pay if the biggest teachers’ union votes to cease working agree(...)

The State Examinations Commission says a significant minority of candidates are struggling to complete simple procedures.

Leaving Cert examiners have expressed concern at the lack of basic skills of some students sitting the higher level maths paper. In a report publishe(...)

 (L to R) Abdi Mooge, Ciara Lynam, Julie Nguyen and Job Makiese, from St Ronan’s National School, Deansrath, Clondalkin, Co Dublin, at the Yellow Flag awards.

More than a dozen primary and secondary schools have received national recognition for their work in tackling racism and creating a more welcoming env(...)

Naoise Koppel and Kate Carthy (both 10) of Scoil Mobhi, Glasnevin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Many parents might not take kindly to hearing their children have spent most of their school day playing with Lego. Nine-year-old Sorcha Ní Scollaí(...)

Independent TD Katherine Zappone:  said a number of issues remained to be decided such as whether the childcare scheme would be available to part-time workers or those in education. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A subsidised childcare scheme worth up to €2,000 for working parents with children under three forms part of a key pledge Fine Gael has committed to (...)

Since the Institute of Technology in Blanchardstown arrived in 1999, the number of school leavers in the Dublin 15 postal district who progress to third level has risen from none to almost half. Photograph: Harold Strong/Geograph.ie

Before the Institute of Technology in Blanchardstown arrived in 1999 there were pockets of the community where no school leavers went into higher edu(...)

Across the entire second-level system, the total number of students with exemptions in Irish rose significantly, up from about 20,000 in 2004 to 32,000 in 2014. File  photograph: Eric Luke

The number of students granted exemptions from studying Irish at second level on the grounds of disability has climbed dramatically over the past deca(...)

A breakdown of student grant data shows higher third-level participation rates in the Blanchardstown and Tallaght areas, which have institutes of technology. File photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Students in relatively disadvantaged areas of the capital are more likely to go on to third-level if they live close to a college, new figures suggest(...)

ASTI general secretary Kieran Christie: In a letter to members Mr Christie said the union’s standing committee had decided that substitution which facilitated training for the junior cycle was “inappropriate” and a breach of its opposition to the reforms

The country’s biggest second-level teachers’ union has directed members to refuse to provide cover for any teaching colleagues involved in training l(...)