The quality of education being provided at pre-schools will be assessed for the first time after the summer under a new inspection regime

The quality of education being provided at pre-schools will be assessed for the first time after the summer under a new inspection regime. The Departm(...)

Current permissions allowing students to study in Ireland while attending a 25-week English language programme will be reduced from a year to eight months from October.

Reforms to the immigration system for private colleges and English language schools will eliminate rogue operators and “blatant abuses”, the Governmen(...)

Unofficial tallies  indicate the same sex marriage referendum will be passed in both Limerick constituencies.

Almost two thirds of people in Limerick city voted in favour of the marriage referendum.According to tallies the highest Yes vote in the two Limerick (...)

 A secondary school exam hall. The junior cycle reform deal agreed this week seems to satisfy both teachers unions and the Department of Education. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

In the weeks before he was reshuffled out of cabinet last July, former minister for education Ruairí Quinn said of his much-vaunted junior cycle refor(...)

Teachers will assess own their students in two classroom-based projects for each subject under the latest junior cycle reform plan published on Friday and signed by Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A compromise reform plan for the junior cycle will “deliver the best of both worlds” for secondary students, Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’S(...)

Extra resource teacher posts are a response to growth in the student population, increased diagnosis of complex needs and a recent decision  to extend resource hours to children with Down Syndrome.

Almost 240 extra resource teacher posts are being allocated to primary and secondary schools next year to cater for children with special educational (...)

TUI president Gerry Quinn (l) and ASTI president Philip Irwin during  teacher protests earlier this month. The executive committees of both unions are meeting to decide whether to recommend acceptance of a new deal on junior cycle reform. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The executive committees of the two secondary teachers unions are meeting on Friday to decide whether to recommend acceptance of a new deal on junior (...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan, along with the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, have proposed new regulation for English language schools

English language schools will be compelled to put in place a learner protection scheme to compensate students for future closures under planned new (...)

The Chinese premier, Li Keqiang, and his wife, Madam Cheng, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Garvey’s farm Gortbrack, Co Mayo. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Chinese premier Li Keqiang and Taoiseach Enda Kenny have signed two new memoranda of understanding during a visit by a high-level Chinese delegation i(...)

The SS Dundalk sank with the loss of 19 lives after it was hit by a torpedo in October 1918.

Schools in Dundalk, Co Louth, and Rochfortbridge, Co Westmeath, have landed the top prizes in this year’s all-island “Decade of Centenaries” history c(...)