Don’t even think about inviting the whole class unless you have plenty of money – and space. Photograph: Thinkstock

We’re nearly three months into the school year and the birthday party season is in full swing when, for many children aged 12 and under, hardly a w(...)

(From left) Fergus Finlay, Joanna Fortune, Kieran Mulvey and Aine Lynch of the Stop Out-of-Control Drinking campaign. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A controversial campaign group funded by drinks giant Diageo which aims to tackle binge drinking has opted not to support a ban on alcohol sponsorship(...)

Patricia Doherty special needs assistant, with Cian Corrigan and his mother Niamh, at the ABC Club preschool in Dunboyne, Co Meath. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Officials charged with overseeing the provision of special needs assistants (SNAs) to children with learning disabilities have clashed over who is res(...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn: “Many schools are already doing a good job in catering for children from different cultural, religious and belief traditions. I also want to hear about these good practices.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn will today initiate a consultation process on religious and cultural inclusion in primary schools.The move comes a(...)

The latest CSO figures have shown an increase in the cost of education. Parents will not be surprised at Friday’s Consumer Price Index, which charts p(...)

Homework can cause as much stress to parents as it does to their children. Some parents like the idea of helping their children with their homework. I(...)

Some would call Breid Greene a glutton for punishment – she is not on just one but two primary school parent councils.She has a 13-year-old boy in six(...)