One delegate at the INTO conference said children were being asked to sit beside radiators or keep their coats on until lunchtime. Some schools were simply hovels

Schools could see a 23 per cent increase in funding if they were allowed to reclaim tax on items purchased, said the Irish National Teachers Organisat(...)

Louise Walsh: “Ethically, as an artist, to re-envisage something that’s been made for a different site is a bit like making a rope to hang yourself. I don’t think officials understand the artistic process.” Photograph: Trevor McBride

Huge, round, rusted and on its back. The sight of the massive steel sculpture by Cork artist Louise Walsh, lying abandoned in a bleak industrial estat(...)