Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There has been a broad welcome from interest groups for new measures announced yesterday aimed at sustaining small schools, particularly in isolated (...)

Some patients undergoing medical treatment were being referred back to waiting lists, Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has told the Dáil.

Some patients undergoing medical treatment were being referred back to waiting lists, Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has told the Dáil.He said a (...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has “no plans” to reintroduce funding for school guidance counselling.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has “no plans” to reintroduce funding for school guidance counselling. She told the Dáil that if “economic recov(...)

Jim O’Neill of ASTI joined other secondary school picketing teachers at St David’s CBS Artane, Dublin, on Thursday morning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times 2:33

Secondary teacher unions are to re-enter talks next week with Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan to see whether compromise can be reache(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said it is “regrettable that the unions have decided to ignore the compromise available”. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Teacher unions are warning of further industrial action if Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan does not further water down junior cycle reforms foll(...)

Dragons Den entrepreneur Peter Casey who said on Tuesday that he intends to contest the upcoming General Election as an Independent candidate.

Dragons Den entrepreneur Peter Casey intends to contest the upcoming General Election as an Independent candidate. Mr Casey, from Derry, set up a busi(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan says upcoming teachers’ strike over Junior Cycle reform is ‘disappointing and disporportionate’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Next Tuesday’s planned strike by second-level teachers over junior cycle reform has been described as “disappointing and disproportionate’’ by Ministe(...)

Senator Mary Moran (Lab) said she knew of parents’ councils getting details of students who had not paid voluntary contributions and this contributed to the culture of “blackmail”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

The growing number of students entering schools and colleges this year means the Department of Education will be running about €30 million over budget(...)

Surveys by the institute and the Teachers’ Union of Ireland showed ‘one-to-one’ guidance counselling in schools was down 59 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Calls have been made for the reversal of cuts in guidance counselling following the publication of an ESRI report showing that the move disproportiona(...)

Work, rest or play? There’s a lot to get your head around in the first few months of college, not all of it academic: NCAD students Aoife Irwin Moore and Eimear Walshe at a preview of the 2014 NCAD Graduate Show. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Starting college is a momentous change, marking the first real years of adult life and independence. It is a daunting and exciting time in which, i(...)