Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington: last year’s Equality Tribunal discrimination ruling in favour of the scientist led to the establishment of the taskforce on gender equality. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

NUI Galway (NUIG) has approved the full membership of its taskforce on gender equality, following last year’s Equality Tribunal discrimination ruling(...)

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington taking part in the demonstration to highlight gender inequality at the Quadrangle at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Campaigners for gender equality at NUI Galway, who are seeking promotion of five female lecturers, have staged a demonstration outside a meeting of t(...)

Mary Stokes:   said her son John did not  meet the criterion of having a father or brother in the school, as he was the oldest in his family and his father had not attended the school. Following a lottery process, John was not admitted and instead went to another school. Photograph: Collins/Courts.

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal arising out of a secondary school’s refusal to enrol a teenage boy from the Traveller community. In proceed(...)

A file image of  Mary Stokes who challenged the admissions policy of the Christian Brothers High School in Clonmel, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Collins 1:52

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed an appeal by a boy from the Traveller community who challenged the refusal of his admission to the Christi(...)

St Angela’s College, Sligo. Photograph: Pat Langan

Academic staff at St Angela’s College in Sligo have voted unanimously to ballot on industrial action, as anger mounts over aspects of a merger with NU(...)

The protest at NUI Galway  during the meeting of the Governing Authority of the college. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

NUI Galway (NUIG) is setting up a taskforce to advise on policies, procedures and a “range of initiatives” related to achieving gender equality. (...)

Fr Michael Drumm of the Catholic Schools Partnership was asked whether issues surrounding LGBT rights might surface in a job interview

A teacher being asked “what about the homos?” during a job interview must go down as one of the most bizarre human resources episodes of recent tim(...)

Salvina Praisetrichini (8) on cello, at the launch of Catholic Schools Week, at St Ultan’s primary school, Cherry Orchard. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Catholic Church’s main spokesman on education has defended the right of its schools to question employees on whether they support the school’s re(...)

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington before addressing students, including members of the NUIG Feminists Society, at the Siobhan McKenna Lecture Theatre. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Some 25 societies at NUI Galway (NUIG) have backed a new campaign to demand equality for their female lecturers at the university.The campaign, which (...)

Level playground: the futures of children as they progress through the system become increasingly determined by gender. Above, Blessington primary school in 1985. Photograph: Jack McManus

Our education system is askew. Boys are underperforming in school. Girls are making big strides and achievements in education, but women are massiv(...)