Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: “I would like to thank the teachers who worked diligently with their students over the three-year cycle.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Junior Cert results out today indicate that performance in science and mathematics continues to improve, reflecting similar progress in the senior cy(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton who said today  the Government was working to provide young people with work and training options. Photograph: Collins

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said youth unemployment is a “very important issue” and that the Government was working hard to provide young people with pos(...)

The OECD said today  Ireland overall had a ‘promising outlook’ with 93 per cent of young people due to graduate from upper secondary education. Photograph: PA

The proportion of young people in Ireland who are neither employed nor in education or training is well above the European average, the OECD has warne(...)

A briefing document for Minister Jan O’Sullivan describes as a “critical issue” the adequacy of capitation funding, which has been reduced at primary level from €200 per pupil to €173 over the past four years.Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

Cuts in the education budget have left some schools in a precarious state and have created an “unsustainable” loss of leadership, Minister for Educat(...)

Athlone IT said it was “not in any discussions with any single partner” for now, but it was open to collaborations and believed that pursuing university status would help raise standards at the college in any event.

Athlone IT has become the latest institute of technology to make a bid for university status. All but three of the State’s 14 institutes of technology(...)

Kropotkin, above, ‘pointed out that the national postal union came about without state control’. Photograph:  Edward Gooch/Getty Images

From an early age, we are taught to honour the state. We learn anthems, salute flags and give thanks for services rendered by government. But do we(...)

A major review of educational standards in preschool has been announced amid concern about the professional qualifications of some workers in the sec(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan with Jasek Myers (6) and his mother Mary from Bridgeford Street, at the launch of the information sessions at St Audoen’s National School, Cook Street, Dublin. Photograph: Colm Mahady /Fennell Photography

A series of information meetings for parents and guardians of children with special educational needs are being held from next month in preparation f(...)

Minister for Educaion Jan O’Sullivan. “I will use the coming weeks to reflect on the concerns which were raised by teacher representatives...” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has agreed to open talks next month with teacher unions over the implementation of Junior Cycle reforms.However(...)

Final touches are applied as the first phase of DIT’s new Gormanstown campus prepares to open to students next week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw 3:25

For all the engineering and design behind the €38 million first phase of the Grangegorman campus, which opens to DIT students on Monday, the first thi(...)