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(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan welcomed the “significant” capital funding over the next six years of €3.8 billion for projects under the remit of her department. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The capital spending plan announced on Tuesday includes funding for 19,000 additional primary school places which will be required by 2018, when enrol(...)

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(...)

Minister for Education Jan O Sullivan: Seen as more supportive of the community national school model than her predecessor. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan is being urged to support a major scaling up of the community national school model as a way of givin(...)

‘There should not be a difference between people who can afford a diagnosis and people who can’t’

Some of the most socially advantaged areas of Dublin are getting nearly the highest allocations of special-needs supports, data published by The Ir(...)

Fairbrook is the latest tranche of brand new three- and four-bedroom houses to come on the market in Swords. Built by Gannon Homes, it follows the (...)

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 (...)

‘Children have a right to attend inclusive public schools.’ Photograph: Getty Images

At a recent meeting with Atheist Ireland, the Taoiseach and the Minister for Education personally apologised to atheist parent Derek Walsh, whose chil(...)

Former conjoined twins Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf pictured arriving for their first day at school in Midleton Educate Together, National School, Co. Cork. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision 1:24

The Benhaffaf twin boys, who were born conjoined in December 2009 before being successfully separated the following year, started junior infants on Th(...)

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(...)