Sheila O’Sullivan, who works with the Irish Heart Foundation and trains primary-school teachers in PE teaching. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Like many parents, Naomi del Pozo worries about how her two children are going to get the minimum hour’s physical exercise they need every day, now th(...)

Stephen Corri (26): “Over the summer I’d say I’ve applied for maybe around 20 jobs. I’m lucky to even get an email to say, ‘sorry you haven’t been successful this time’.”

Job security remains the foremost concern for newly qualified secondary teachers returning to the classroom for subbing, temp work and maternity cover(...)

The former Burren National School is in significant disrepair.   Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Politicians and parents in Castlebar, Co Mayo, are urging the Department of Education to find a new premises for the town’s first Educate Together (...)

 Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Third-level student grants will be available to asylum seekers for the first time from next month under changes announced by Minister for Education Ja(...)

The placement of children in withdrawal rooms is regarded by most special schools as a measure of last resort to protect the safety of pupils and staff. Photograph: The Irish Times

Special needs campaigners have called for the introduction of official rules governing the use of “seclusion rooms” in schools to manage the behaviour(...)

A new Educate Together school had been due to open in September  in this derelict premises in Castlebar, which was surrendered by the Catholic Church under the ‘divestment of patronage’ process.  Photograph: Keith Heneghan / Phocus

Thousands of pupils are starting school around the country this (Thursday) morning but one building that remains firmly closed is a planned new Educat(...)

A view of cliffs on Inis Meáin, one of the Aran Islands. Photograph: Getty Images

Inis Meáin’s primary school has been saved from imminent closure but it has taken the intervention of an insurance company to secure the necessary fun(...)

Educate Together says more than 250 children  are expecting to start their second-level education in the planned schools in Dublin and Cork next year. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The opening of four new Educate Together secondary schools, due in September 2016, is being “seriously disrupted” as the Department of Education has (...)

A student receives their Leaving Cert results. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Higher Education Authority has said it will “look sympathetically” on funding college places for asylum seekers this year. However, it will “ne(...)

Principals of 10 Educate Together schools have called for the admissions policy of a planned new school  to be changed.  Photograph: Stephen Shepherd/The Image Bank/Getty Images

The principals of 10 Educate Together national schools in south Dublin have written to Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan calling for the admission(...)