Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon and Minister of State for Data Protection Dara Murphy at a seminar in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Thursday. Photograph: Maxwells

Staff in the state sector who deal with phone calls from the public need to be on guard against private investigators and other seeking to improperly (...)

Speaking after the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation backed the Landowne Road Agreement, its  general secretary Sheila Nunan said the deal was an overdue restoration of some of the income teachers lost during the recession. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Primary school teachers have voted to accept the Lansdowne Road Agreement on restoring public sector pay by a margin of nearly two to one. The result (...)

Daisy O’Connor (now 6), Holly O’Farrell (5) and their classmates  in their junior infants class in Griffeen Valley Educate Together National School in Lucan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

When Holly O’Farrell started “big school” 10 months ago, her mother, Helen, readily admits she was more emotional than her daughter, who was 4½ at (...)

Educate Together chief executive Paul Rowe

Educate Together is taking legal advice on admissions regulations from the Department of Education which “could be discriminatory”. It says hun(...)

Finnish educational expert Pasi Sahlberg in an image from his website.

By making parental choice the cornerstone of its education system, Ireland is following a “lazy”, market-based strategy which is likely to produce gre(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon, at the publication of her office’s annual report. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Data Protection Commissioner has said any decision to take enforcement action against a State body or other organisation where there may be breach(...)

Principal Micheal O Deasmhúnaigh said that although he was not on the roster, he always took part in supervision and it was part of his duty of care. Photograph: Getty

A school principal has won his case against his board of management for payment of €1,769 for supervision duty. It is expected that new circulars re(...)

Mr Justice Max Barrett, in ruling BAM was entitled to disclosure of documents, said among the key issues was whether the NTMA had discretion to accept late tenders

A company involved in the public/private partnership sector has brought a High Court challenge over a decision to award a major contract to a firm whi(...)

A Department of Education survey into the deployment of secondary school staff has found a mismatch between teachers’ formal qualifications and the subjects they teach.  Photograph: Nicolas Peschier/AFP/Getty Images

A survey by the Department of Education into how staff are deployed in secondary schools has identified a mismatch between teachers’ formal qualifi(...)

The transliteration of English place names into Irish really gets under my skin. There’s such a makey-up air about it all. It seems fraudulent. I mean(...)