‘Resources are easy if all you need is chalk, talk and a few books. That was the 19th century. If we want 21st-century education we need resources’. Conor O’Hanlon and Alanna Kelly spell it out at the launch of Bernardos’ school costs survey this year

Schools are struggling to meet their bills, some are on the brink of closure, and the State’s capitation fees are wholly inadequate. Is this the lates(...)

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland wants school vending machines to stock only healthy options. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When the first National Nutrition Survey was carried out, Ireland had almost no overweight or obese children. In fact, many were too thin. Between 194(...)

Class action: many of the skills required by employers are in science, technology, engineering or maths, so major capital investment is needed in labs in strategic locations, matching skills and local employment needs

The landscape for further education and training in Ireland is being transformed both by Government decisions and by how education is delivered in a d(...)

Leaving Cert students at Belvedere College, Dublin, about to sit an exam in June of this year. Photograph: Alan Betson.

As in 2013, the main focus of interest in the 2014 Leaving Cert results is in the fall-out from the new Project Maths curriculum and the response to t(...)

A good assessment will provide a clear outline of your son’s strengths and weaknesses which can guide you and his school in the future. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q My seven-year-old boy has just finished Senior Infants. He’s a great little boy and is very sociable, but right from the start, the school has been (...)

Workers protesting outside St Patrick’s College in Drumcondra, Dublin, this morning. Photograph: Construction Group of Unions

Construction and trade workers will protest outside the Department of Education today over pay and employment rights on school building projects. It i(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny unveils his new Cabinet in the Dáil this afternoon.

A Cheann Comhairle, I wish to inform the House that the President, acting on my advice, has accepted the resignations of Deputy Pat Rabbitte, Deput(...)

The Oireachtas will have to decide whether the public interest is sufficient to justify legislation interfering in the customer relationship between individuals and companies such as UPC and Sky, for the purpose of collecting the TV licence, the Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes has said. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

The Oireachtas will have to decide whether the public interest is sufficient to justify legislation interfering in the customer relationship between i(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton: said the programme continued to help young people build skills and knowledge that would enhance their ability to take up a new job. File Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Forty-six young, unemployed Dubliners graduated today from a work skills programme praised by Tánaiste Joan Burton.The Tesco-Positive2Work Skillnet pr(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn with children at the Docklands Early Numeracy Project. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The sharp increase in Ireland’s birth rate over the past 15 years is reflected again the key statistics released by the Department of Education and Sk(...)