The new range of specific childcare measures, worth €85 million a year, have been welcomed as a “big step in the right direction for children’s early years” by organisations in the sector.

(...) primary school, whichever is earlier. The Free GP scheme is to be extended to children between six and 12(...)

One of the education goodwill gestures in Budget 2016 is an allocation of 300 teaching posts to guidance counselling, which effectively restores half of the provision withdrawn in Budget 2012.

(...) primary level is coming down from 28:1 to 27:1 to tackle what are the largest class sizes for this age(...)

Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

(...) childcare” from three years of age, up until they are five-and-a-half, or until they start primary school(...)

(...) corporatisation of primary care,” he says with a clear distaste for bureaucratic exorbitance. “That’s not really(...)

Prominent republican Thomas “Slab” Murphy has pleaded not guilty to nine tax offences for the years 1996-97 to 2004 at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin. Photograph: Court Collins

(...) there were variations made to the terms of the rental agreement and that “the primary person who(...)

The majority of children referred to obesity programmes declined to take part or subsequently dropped out, the IPH conference heard. Photograph: Thinkstock

Kelly of NUIG told the event that three-quarters of post-primary schools taking part in a national(...)

Maths Week at Waterford Institute of Technology Calmast during Bubblz the Bubbly Maths Clown show. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Getting primary pupils interested in maths may seem like a real challenge, but not for Dr Maths. He(...)

A further 600 resource teaching posts will be created next year.

(...)-teacher ratio at primary level will fall from 28:1 to 27:1. This will require about 300 extra teaching posts(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin presenting Budget 2016 at Government Buildings. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 5:27

(...) start primary education; an increase in child benefit by €5 per month; the introduction of two weeks(...)


(...) pupil teacher ration to 27:1 in primary schools. Childcare now is only €10 shy of its maximum levels of(...)