The Dictionary of Irish Biography is made up of 9,700 biographies written by over 700 contributors spanning 2,000 years of Irish History. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Royal Irish Academy is making its Dictionary of Irish Biography available to all schools online free of charge as part of the Decade of Centenarie(...)

 Brendan Howlin Minister for Public Expenditure at a joint Budget 2015 Press conference at Government Buildings. Photograph: Alan Betson

Many Government departments argued against budget cuts and instead pitched for significant increases in spending as part part of the Government’s lat(...)

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the primary purpose of the comprehensive review of expenditure was to provide an evidence base for Government decisions on ministerial expenditure ceilings for the next three years. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The departments of health and education sought almost €700 million more in funding than they were allocated in the budget, official papers show. Submi(...)

Students at Francis St CBS boys primary school in the Liberties, Dublin, take part in a yoga class. Photograph: Ashoka Ireland

Representatives from five primary schools gathered at Google Docks in Dublin yesterday to join the Changemaker global school network which focuses on (...)

England is looking to emulate the feats of Israel, which, following a review of computing in its schools around the turn of the century, developed one of the world’s most rigorous computer-science curricula for high schoolers.

At the start of the fall semester last month, England’s state-run schools began introducing its youngest students to a concept that would confuse most(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan will attend the NAPD’s annual conference today. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD) has welcomed the Government’s commitment in Tuesday’s budget to appoint an additi(...)

Bus Éireann receives about €160 million a year to cover the costs of transporting students to and from schools around the Republic.

Bus Éireann faces the possible loss of the €160 million-a-year schools transport contract following a European Commission ruling yesterday.The commiss(...)

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.(...)

 Gallahers has been owned by JTI since 2007.  Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The recent death of the man most associated with Ballymena, Ian Paisley, ended a political epoch. The impending death of one of the north Antrim town’(...)

Clive Byrne, director of National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals, said principals had been asked to make “guesstimates”.

A third of post-primary schools have failed to return questionnaires designed to help allocate resources for special education needs from next Septem(...)