Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste Joan Burton, Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar with Samuel Ogunbe (6)  at Scoil Bhríde, Blanchardstown. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The long-term use of prefabs in schools will end under a new school building programme, Ministers have pledged. Hundreds of new building pro(...)

Ireland had the highest birth rate in the EU in 2014,  with 14.4 babies born per 1,000 residents. Photograph: Getty Images

Hundreds of new school building projects and more than 60,000 additional school places will be provided over the next six years to keep pace with Irel(...)

Atlantic Philanthropies founder Chuck Feeney (right) with president and chief executive Christopher Oechsli. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Atlantic Philanthropies is to give €138 million – its largest grant to date – to Trinity College Dublin and University of California San Francisco to (...)

Mothers chatting at the entrance to a tenement building in Dublin, circa 1945. Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Tenement housing (1800 - 1900s) Following the1801 Act of Union – when Dublin lost its status as a capital and power was transferred to London – the(...)

Housing in Dublin. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Landlord Most landlords are small-time operators. A majority (65 per cent) own a single property. Fewer than 10 per cent have three or more. Larg(...)

  The new curriculum  will focus on the development of oral language, reading and writing skills. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Primary schools will close for one extra day in each of the next three years to train teachers to introduce a new language curriculum. The curriculum(...)

Archbishop Charles Brown: A neglected ethos “can dissolve to non-descript and vague spiritualism – or even disappear entirely.”  Photograph: Eric Luke

Catholics need to protect the religious ethos of their schools or risk it disappearing, the papal nuncio to Ireland Archbishop Charles Brown has said.(...)

TUI president Gerry Quinn (left) seen in this file photo of a teachers’ protest in May this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Reduced pay and low-hour contracts are resulting in young teaching graduates leaving from the profession in favour of better-paid and more secure work(...)

Students seeking to travel to the US on J1 work visa will be obliged to find jobs before they travel under changes announced on Thursday.

Students seeking to travel to the US on J-1 work visa will be obliged to find jobs before they travel under changes announced on Thursday. Irish offic(...)

“For those who do not want faith education for their children, it is appropriate that non-faith schools be provided. It is faith that makes Catholic schools Catholic and what makes Catholic education different,” said Archdiocese of Tuam Archbishop Michael Neary.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Parents must ensure the religious ethos of Catholic schools is not abandoned, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Tuam Dr Michael Neary has sai(...)