Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan announced details of the revised plan on Thursday at a seminar with school management bodies and other stakeholders, despite the teacher unions’ continuing industrial action and campaign of non-cooperation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Secondary teachers are to be offered an average of 16 in-service training days to help them adjust to the new junior cycle programme under a new road (...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan announced interim measure “in recognition of the length of time it will take” to introduce the new resource teacher model. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Children categorised as having “mild” Down syndrome are to receive additional teaching resources in a move cautiously welcomed by parents and campaig(...)

Overall winner Ciara McArdle (centre) at the NNI Press Awards is flanked (from left) by category winners: Ella Curtin (sport); Donna Fitzgerald (News); Éanna Ó Cosgora (Features); Aisling Eaton (Comment/Opinion); and Orla Doheny (Photojounalism). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Judges, audience members and industry professionals were treated to an eclectic selection of stories from promising young journalists at this year’s (...)

Academic staff at St Angela’s college Sligo are to stage a second one-day strike next month

Academic staff at St Angela’s college Sligo are to stage a second one-day strike next month as the stalemate continues over a planned merger with NUI (...)

‘When our national school system was set up in 1831 it was to be a secular system where all children would be educated together. What a wonderful aspiration! But look how it ended up. In years to come people will look back and exclaim with horror: “You mean in the old days in Ireland Protestants and Catholics were educated separately?”.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Four years after then Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn, set up the Forum on Patronage and Pluralism in the Primary Sector, the Catholic Church h(...)

Harold Hislop, the chief inspector of Irish schools, at the Department of Education and Science in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Demands by secondary teacher unions to abandon school-based assessment from the new junior cycle would deprive students of “21st century learning in s(...)

Lecturers at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action against a planned merger with IT Carlow under forthcoming legislation.

Lecturers at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action against a planned merger with IT Carlow.(...)

General Secretary of the Association of Community and Comprehensive Schools Eileen Salmon: “We are frustrated in not being able to bring in valuable improvements in teaching and learning with the key skills.”

Secondary teacher unions are effectively blocking “valuable improvements in teaching and learning”, one of the country’s main school management bodies(...)

‘Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan, one of the most courteous TDs in the House, issued a devastating response to Mary Lou McDonald who had the brass neck to ask if the Labour Party supported Sinn Féin’s demand for an official North/South inquiry into abuse.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The latest revelations about abuse and intimidation within the republican movement have highlighted the dark shadow Sinn Féin is casting over Irish de(...)

Micheál Martin: suggested the Government give serious consideration to establishing a commission of inquiry into the allegations aired on ‘Spotlight’.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin was a man on a mission.He doesn’t usually do Opposition Leaders’ Questions on a Thursday. But he was present yesterd(...)