Former taoiseach Jack Lynch (right), with David Andrews (centre) and Sean Barrett at the official opening of the first multi-denominational school, Dalkey school Project National School, in 1984. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Are the snakes coming back? That was the question posed in 1976 by a nasty, sectarian and anonymous pamphlet circulated in response to the Da(...)

These first 22 modular homes are to be on a pilot basis with another 128 to follow shortly after under a fast-tracked procurement process. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Work undertaken by a Northern Ireland construction company, which has been awarded the contract to provide modular housing for homeless families in Du(...)

The National Council for Special Education said while many secondary schools have inclusive admissions policies, it was disappointed there were still barriers to opening special classes, even in cases where they were clearly needed. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The State’s advisory body on special needs education has asked the Government to be given the authority to order secondary schools to provide special (...)

Speaking at an event to mark the launch of, Minister for  Education Jan O’Sullivan said it would be a single point of information and support for anyone affected by bullying.

A national anti-bullying website which allows teenagers to share their experiences with each other online has been launched. The website (tackleb(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson (right) speaks alongside Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at Stormont Castle. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland Assembly members have began the business of bringing some normality to Stormont politics following the agreement on Tuesday involving(...)

Padraig Pearse (1879 - 1916), the Irish writer, educator and nationalist politician who joined the IRB (Irish Republican Brotherhood), directed the Easter Rising in April 1916 and became the first president of the Provisional Irish Republic. When he surrendered to the British in the same month, he was arrested, court-martialled and shot.

Ghosts On December 25th, 1915 (his last Christmas), Pádraig Pearse signed off a pamphlet entitled Ghosts, hardly Yuletide fare. Though he a(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan with six year old Samuel Ogunbe pictured at Scoil Bride, Blanchardstown  where they launched the new six year school building programme. Picture: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

The long-term use of prefabs for schools will end under a new six-year school building programme, Government ministers have pledged. Hundreds o(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste Joan Burton, Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar with Samuel Ogunbe (6)  at Scoil Bhríde, Blanchardstown. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The long-term use of prefabs in schools will end under a new school building programme, Ministers have pledged. Hundreds of new building pro(...)

Ireland had the highest birth rate in the EU in 2014,  with 14.4 babies born per 1,000 residents. Photograph: Getty Images

Hundreds of new school building projects and more than 60,000 additional school places will be provided over the next six years to keep pace with Irel(...)

Keri Grant from Co Donegal: Keri has cooked Cajun chicken and berry pudding for almost every member of her extended family since attending the NCBI cookery classes. Photograph: A.S Photography

Science was one subject that Ann-Marie Byrne reckoned was out of the question for her daughter, Keisha, when she started secondary school. The mother’(...)