Atheist: John Hamill. Photograph: Eric Luke

What happens if you’re a parent who can’t get your unbaptised children into the local Catholic school? The vast majority of parents outside (...)

The Revenue Commissioners could be given a role collecting student loans under proposals drawn up by an expert group on the future funding of t(...)

All second-level schools are being given education packs this week on tackling homophobic and transphobic bullying as part of a national campaign. Photograph: Getty Images/Hemera

Homophobic bullying remains a major problem in Irish schools despite greater openness to lesbian, gay and transgender issues, campaigners have warned.(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said parents have the right to decide whether or not their children attend religious education classes. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

The board of management at a Limerick secondary school has agreed to allow a first year student opt out of a religious education course. The board of (...)

Forward planning is a rare thing in this State. So, publication of a schools building and refurbishment programme to cater for a growing number of pri(...)

Speaking at an event to mark the launch of, Minister for  Education Jan O’Sullivan said it would be a single point of information and support for anyone affected by bullying.

A national anti-bullying website which allows teenagers to share their experiences with each other online has been launched. The website (tackleb(...)

The Bishop of Ossory Séamus Freeman welcomed the announcement by Minister for Education Jan O’ Sullivan that her Department had agreed to build the new schools.

Ireland’s oldest Catholic secondary school, St Kieran’s College Kilkenny, has provided a site to a non-denominational patron for two new schools in th(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan with six year old Samuel Ogunbe pictured at Scoil Bride, Blanchardstown  where they launched the new six year school building programme. Picture: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

The long-term use of prefabs for schools will end under a new six-year school building programme, Government ministers have pledged. Hundreds o(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste Joan Burton, Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar with Samuel Ogunbe (6)  at Scoil Bhríde, Blanchardstown. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The long-term use of prefabs in schools will end under a new school building programme, Ministers have pledged. Hundreds of new building pro(...)

Ireland had the highest birth rate in the EU in 2014,  with 14.4 babies born per 1,000 residents. Photograph: Getty Images

Hundreds of new school building projects and more than 60,000 additional school places will be provided over the next six years to keep pace with Irel(...)