Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan announced details of the revised plan on Thursday at a seminar with school management bodies and other stakeholders, despite the teacher unions’ continuing industrial action and campaign of non-cooperation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Secondary teachers are to be offered an average of 16 in-service training days to help them adjust to the new junior cycle programme under a new road (...)

NUI Galway has revealed a five-year strategy to become a top 200 university in global rankings by 2020, including progress on gender equality at the college. Photograph: Getty Images/ File photo

NUI Galway (NUIG) says it plans to become one of the world’s top 200 universities in global rankings by 2020 under a new strategic plan. The fi(...)

The first round of the Momentum programme cost €16 million, co-funded by the Government and EU, and yielded €9 million in initial savings in welfare payments.

A novel job seekers’ scheme which incentivises training providers to get long-term unemployed people off the live register has been credited with a 50(...)

Special Needs Assistants represented by Impact have voted for industrial action over what they say is the ‘fragmented’ nature of some posts. Photograph: Thinkstock

Special Needs Assistants (SNAs)represented by Impact have voted in favour of industrial action over what they describe as the proliferation of part-ti(...)

The Union of Students in Ireland has appointed NUI Galway graduate Kevin Donoghue as their new president. Mr Donoghue has promised to campaign for increased State investment in higher education. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is planning to step up its campaign for greater investment of State funds in higher education ahead of the next(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan announced interim measure “in recognition of the length of time it will take” to introduce the new resource teacher model. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Children categorised as having “mild” Down syndrome are to receive additional teaching resources in a move cautiously welcomed by parents and campaig(...)

“When the State pays, it doesn’t mean that the poor subsidise the wealthy”

Prof Thomas Docherty has been an outspoken critic of the marketisation of education, and last year he found himself at the centre of a row over “ac(...)

Harold Hislop, the chief inspector of Irish schools, at the Department of Education and Science in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Demands by secondary teacher unions to abandon school-based assessment from the new junior cycle would deprive students of “21st century learning in s(...)

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy speaking at a student union event

Students today are accused of lacking the radicalism of their predecessors but, according to Diarmuid Coogan, who lent his name to one of the most fam(...)

Lecturers at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action against a planned merger with IT Carlow under forthcoming legislation.

Lecturers at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action against a planned merger with IT Carlow.(...)