The chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection, Labour TD Joanna Tuffy, accused the USI of doing “a bit of a fudge” on the grant issue

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is urging the department of education to relax the thresholds for accessing student grants to eliminate “inequa(...)

Gerard Gallagher, at DIT on Mountjoy Square, talks about dyslexia: ‘I’ve learned that the role of parents is hugely important: mine really wanted me to do well.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

College is a good place to have dyslexia. Secondary schools, in general, are less so. Children with dyslexia are in luck if their parents have mone(...)

A report of the Comptroller and Auditor General has raised concern at the high level of successful appeals by applicants to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for college grants. Image: susi.ie

A report of the Comptroller and Auditor General has raised concern at the high level of successful appeals by applicants to Student Universal Support (...)

Cambridge professor John MacBeath has voiced his support for the Government’s new school self-evaluation process, saying it will help to strengthen schools. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Plans to have schools carry out regular self-evaluations will help to strengthen the teaching profession in Ireland, according to an international exp(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said last week she hoped teachers “will come in numbers” to attend CPD

The first of a series of pickets of teacher training centres took place on Monday to obstruct the roll-out of the new junior cycle programme.Members o(...)

Teachers and principals have expressed fears about the way questions about ethnicity and cultural background were being recorded in the Primary Online Database, and there were fears that in some cases “international families” would misunderstand  questions due to limited knowledge of English. File photograph:   John Moore/Getty Images

Teachers and principals from dozens of schools around the country wrote to the Department of Education expressing frustration about aspects of the new(...)

Some schools have expressed concern that incorrect information provided by international families in relation to their language needs might result in the schools losing out on resources. File Photograph: Thinkstock

Questions about ethnicity for a new database of primary school children have the potential to cause serious confusion among parents, the Department of(...)

ASTI general secretary Pat King. He is due to retire at the end of the year

Teachers at the ASTI conference have called for a reversal of the pay cuts which were introduced in 2011 and an end to different pay scales for teache(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has told an Impact trade union conference that she intends to tackle working conditions for special needs assistants (SNAs) in schools. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has promised to tackle working conditions for special needs assistants (SNAs) in schools.She also said the Gove(...)

An ESRI report into supports for disadvantaged schools suggests they should be rebalanced in favour of urban recipients as rural ones are already outperforming the national average. Photograph: The Irish Times

An ESRI report into supports for disadvantaged schools suggests they should be rebalanced in favour of urban recipients as rural ones are already outp(...)