Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: has stopped short of ordering the deletion of the rule.  Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan is seeking to amend a 50-year-old directive to primary schools which states that religious instruction is “by fa(...)

It was impossible not to smirk upon hearing Irina Shayk, girlfriend of Cristiano Ronanldo, say that she had no problem taking her kit off for her (nan(...)

Children from Dalkey School Project outside Leinster house yesterday where they handed in letters and a petition. Photograph: David Sleator.

The Department of Education has reassured parents that access to special needs assistants (SNAs) will be unaffected by a controversial circular issue(...)

Former Chief Legal Officer of the Criminal Assets Bureau Barry Galvin. Photograph Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times

Warm tributes were paid yesterday to the former Chief Legal Officer of the Criminal Assets Bureau, Barry Galvin who next month retires from public ser(...)

Sunshine on Leith

A movie based on a stage musical based on the songs of The Proclaimers? We know what you’re thinking: Letter to America, Sunshine on Leith, 500 Miles (...)

Ancient cannibalistic religions have less eccentric calendars than does the movie universe. The long run-in and dreary aftermath to Christmas d(...)

A protest over teacher staffing cuts outside the Department of Education

That almost a quarter of primary school children are in classes of 30 or more is a “black mark” on Ireland’s education record, according to teachers’ (...)

The proportion of public expenditure on education fell by more than 40 per cent in the decade between 2000 and 2010, according to statistics published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Photograph: David Sleator

The proportion of public expenditure on education fell fell from 13.7 per cent to 9.7 per cent in the decade between 2000 and 2010 according to stati(...)

Welcome to the Punch

Writer-director Eran Creevy made an impressive debut in 2009 with Shifty, a gritty urban thriller shot on a shoestring that earned him a reputation(...)