Half of primary schools requested a “voluntary” contribution from parents, and the amount sought has risen considerably this year. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Parents’ associations are now paying the monthly heating bills at a number of primary schools due to a shortfall in funding, principals have claimed. (...)

Ruairí Quinn and John Walshe. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

You have to say John Walshe has a great sense of timing. He hops from journalism into a plum job for Ruairí Quinn, and then, with indecent haste, b(...)

Ronnie Hanna, left, pictured with Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh, and Frank Daly, the agency’s chairman. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

The National Asset Management Agency was dealt a blow yesterday with the departure of Ronnie Hanna as head of asset recovery. Nama moved quickly to fi(...)

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn said it would be a matter for Sola to decide if a course was not delivering. Photograph: Frank Miller /
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Further education courses which are underperforming, by failing to attract students or match them with job opportunities, will have their funding cut(...)

Michael Moriarty, general secretary of Education and Training Boards Ireland: “We cannot be starved of resources.” Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Fears over education budget cuts will occupy delegates today at the first congress of the newly formed Education and Training Boards Ireland. If cuts(...)

The Department of Education published details of the new scheme yesterday

Plans to eradicate school waiting lists and booking deposits for school places have been broadly welcomed by education and parents’ groups.The propose(...)

The Impact conference yesterday heard calls for greater co-operation between the teaching unions and Impact in a bid to fight education cuts and improve services

Education workers have called on the Government to divert money currently paid to fee-paying schools to areas “of(...)