Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the opening of St James’s Catholic primary school in Basin Lane, Dublin, in April 2014, whose creation – out of two merging Catholic schools – allowed Educate Together move into a former Christian Brothers school next door. Photograph: John Mc Elroy.

A trust controlling the only Catholic school to be divested to a non-denominational patron insisted on getting “fair” economic value for the arrangem(...)

Former president Kieran Byrne, who left WIT (above) in 2011, is understood to have rejected  allegations on spending, which are the subject of legal proceedings. File photograph: Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times

Waterford Institute of Technology has sought repayment of more than  €100,000 in spending on travel and hospitality and other items incurred(...)

Teachers may be required to 	demonstrate proficiency in information and communications technology. Photograph: Getty Images

Teachers may be required to demonstrate proficiency in information and communications technology (ICT) as part of their registration with the Teaching(...)

The creation of a technological university in Dublin under the TU4Dublin bid, involving the three institutions, is due to cost €23.8 million over three years. Photograph: Getty Images

Over €3 million has been spent so far on developing Technological Universities in Dublin, Munster and the south-east, with most of the money going on (...)

 Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: “I firmly believe that staff and their unions should have the right to be consulted and provided with information on any proposed changes to their employment.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has backed demands by staff at St Angela’s College, Sligo, to be consulted directly in talks on their merger wi(...)

Fine Gael TD John Deasy: ‘Nobody seems to know what is going on in these institutions.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An expert panel assessing the bid for a technological university in Munster has criticised plans by the merging institutions to retain parallel manag(...)

 Primary school pupils   have benefited from additional spending over the past decade as well as a renewed focus on literacy and numeracy. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA

The latest report on literacy and numeracy standards among primary pupils makes for welcome reading. Assessments are carried out every five years for (...)

Compromise offered by Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan was rejected by teachers. Photograph: Peter Houlihan/ Fennells

Claims by the teacher unions that they have widespread public support for their stance on the junior cycle reforms have been challenged by the Nationa(...)

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(...)

Guest speaker Fr Friedrich Bechina, undersecretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education, also defended the “teaching of faith” – as distinct from teaching about religions. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Primary schools under Catholic patronage should remain “true to our ethos” and not shy away from challenging teaching, the new(...)