Fr Alan Hilliard: Is one of five chaplins at DIT and sees his role as less religious, more one of “accompanying students” while they are at the college. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Minister for Education has ordered an investigation into the way public funds are used to pay for third-level college chaplains, some of whom rece(...)

An audit by the Revenue Commissioners in late 2013 concluded that spousal travel costs should be treated as a benefit-in-kind and taxed accordingly. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The State body which replaced Fás does not believe it has any prospect of legally recouping controversial travel expenses for the spouses of senior of(...)

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness: said he hoped 2,000 Syrian refugees could be accommodated. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Almost 500 refugees from around the world are seeking asylum in Northern Ireland. The fate of the 497 asylum seekers, who are awaiting a decision on t(...)

Educate Together: The common enrolment system will mean parents apply for school places via a centralised system run by a committee of representatives from the schools’ boards of management. Photograph: Getty Images

Current school admission policies have led to segregation in parts of Ireland, the principal of a predominantly “newcomer” school has said. At the la(...)

A separate settlement of €12.25 million was made this year by the State Examinations Commission  for its failure to treat properly for taxation purposes payments to examiners and other contract staff. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Over €5.7 million was paid in fees and travel expenses to the members of 11 Department of Education boards and committees over a four-year period, the(...)

The C&AG report reveals that while €217 million was disbursed to various sporting and charitable programmes last year under the umbrella of lotto funding, only €178 million came directly from the fund

Almost 20 per cent of money given out to good causes under the auspices of the National Lottery came directly from the Government rather than ticket s(...)

A revised proposal for a metro linking Dublin city centre to Dublin airport is among the key elements of the captial spending plan to be published on Tuesday.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has defended the announcement of the Government’s six-year capital spending plan at almost the end of his Coalition’s term and wi(...)

‘If communication with teachers and students is good, there’s less likely to be conflict with parents.’ Photograph: Getty Images

How can you help your children to reach their full potential in school? Dozens of studies make it clear what matters most in a child’s education is(...)

The whistleblower has been involved in the provision of learning support in a number of schools. Photograph: Getty Images

The Department of Education is being urged to investigate claims by a schools “whistleblower” that learning support hours designated for special ne(...)

Fr Michael Drumm, chair of the Catholic Schools Partnership. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A new model of school patronage at primary-level has been proposed. The model would see the Catholic Church and State management boards control schoo(...)