School patronage and the State

(...) schools – rightly or wrongly – are seen as a religion-lite alternative by those who have no access to(...)

John McGahern: ‘The Dark shines a light into an unsavoury Ireland that many would have preferred to keep hidden at all costs.’ Photograph:  Frank Miller

(...) largely innocent children and young adults in church-run institutions such as industrial schools and(...)

Cancer survivor Jack O’Riordan at Malin Head after completing the Friends of Cross charity cycle last year.

(...) through the five stages of the challenge. Along the way they stop off at schools and events to raise(...)

Children are taught mindfulness at both primary and secondary school level. Photograph: Thinkstock

(...) over them or act them out. Mindfulness in schools is often led by teachers who think it’s a good idea(...)

Sheila O’Sullivan, who works with the Irish Heart Foundation and trains primary-school teachers in PE teaching. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

(...) hour’s physical exercise they need every day, now that schools are back and the autumn nights start to(...)

 The revised Framework for Junior Cycle confirms that English will be the first subject assessed through classroom-based exercises in conjunction with a shorter exam at the end of third year. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

(...) philosophy will also be made available,” the framework says. To avoid curriculum overload, schools will be(...)

A chara, – Why does the The Irish Times (“Time for fair admissions to our primary schools is long(...)

Stephen Corri (26): “Over the summer I’d say I’ve applied for maybe around 20 jobs. I’m lucky to even get an email to say, ‘sorry you haven’t been successful this time’.”

(...) schools. ‘Instability’ “Casualisation creates instability for everybody in the school community,” says(...)

Kildare’s Conor Hartley and Tipperary’s Emmett Moloney, who was sent off during the  All-Ireland minor football semi-final at  Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster Schools Cup in March, he’s a fine athlete, kicking 0-3 here, including a beauty from play. Jack(...)

 A migrant looks from behind the fence at the border from Serbia into Hungary on Saturday. The  Hungarian authorities said a record number of migrants crossed the border from Serbia last week. Photograph: Getty

(...) transport – and public services, such as schools and hospitals.” She argued that the biggest single factor(...)