I wonder can you give me any advice regarding an endowment mortgage, which was sold to me by Norwich Union in 1990. The mortgage was for €28,000 and i(...)

For all its flaws, the plan for the allocation of special educational needs supports is well-intentioned, and schools are broadly supportive

Plans to have a new system in place by next September for the allocation of special educational needs supports are looking increasingly optimistic.(...)

In a letter to members of the Blackrock College Union, known as ‘Rockmen’, union president and barrister Shane Murphy SC complains about a provision of the Admissions Bill that would prevent schools from reserving places for the sons of past pupils.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The past pupils of fee-paying schools in Dublin are joining forces to campaign against what they describe as “unjust State interference” in their scho(...)

The main union for secondary school teachers has voted to escalate its industrial action over plans to reform the Junior Cycle to include the threat of strike action.

The main union for secondary school teachers has voted to escalate its industrial action over plans to reform the Junior Cycle to include the threat o(...)

 Ann Sheppard (CEO of St Conleth’s and daughter of the school’s founder, the late  Bernard Sheppard) and Mr Kevin Kelleher, who began teaching at the school in 1944  with Ruairí Quinn

Here’s a sight to warm the hearts of every balloted ASTI member: Ruairí Quinn getting a guard of honour from pupils as he heads into a black-tie dinne(...)

Ruairí Quinn used to describe the Junior Cert as a ‘low-stakes’ exam. Clearly not all of the participants – or their parents – agree. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A progress report on the bids by several institutes of technology for university status comes before the Higher Education Authority this week, but (...)

The National Children’s Choir, which will sing at Féilte 2014

The life of a teacher: short working days and long holidays interrupted only to complain about Junior Cert reform. That’s the popular narrative abo(...)

Jan O’Sullivan: “The group was set up in order to give the appropriate amount of consideration to this very important issue”

Irish graduates enjoy the highest income return from their degrees of all member states in the OECD, a conference on third-level funding has heard.S(...)

Ned Costello, chief executive of the  Irish Universities Association,   warns that austerity is leading to students paying more but getting less for their education.

The State’s seven universities say they cannot afford to wait for the outcome of a Government working group on how to fund higher education in the f(...)

Senator Mary Moran (Lab) said she knew of parents’ councils getting details of students who had not paid voluntary contributions and this contributed to the culture of “blackmail”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

The growing number of students entering schools and colleges this year means the Department of Education will be running about €30 million over budget(...)