Newpark Comprehensive in Blackrock, Co Dublin, one of 70 major school building projects, but it has not been built to a generic design. Photograph: Eric Luke 2:13

It’s arguably the biggest challenge facing primary and secondary education, and it’s likely to be felt long after the current furore over the new juni(...)

The total allocation for spending in education for next year will be €8.3 billion. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

More than 1,700 full time teachers and special needs assistants will be employed in the education sector next year as a result of additional funding a(...)

Humanist Association of Ireland’s  Dick Spicer: says the clear increase in demand for humanist services   is proof of the need to continually survey the educational needs of parents.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The State has witnessed a 100 per cent increase in humanist ceremonies over the past 12 months, with some 1,000 events taking place this year.Most of (...)

Brenda Cassidy, founder of My Home PE, an online interactive homework tool for children aged 4-9 aimed at boosting physical activity outside school hours. Photograph: Alan Betson

The way children exercise has changed enormously. Safety fears and apartment living have given them less space to play, while increased access to tech(...)

The Department of Education and Science in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Five secondary school teachers last year received lump sums of more than €150,000 when retiring from the profession, new figures show.Data provided by(...)

Children from Dalkey School Project outside Leinster house yesterday where they handed in letters and a petition. Photograph: David Sleator.

The Department of Education has reassured parents that access to special needs assistants (SNAs) will be unaffected by a controversial circular issue(...)

Eileen Gamble. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

I’m an LGBT teacher with a fabulous sense of rhythm but an incredibly bad sense of timing. It took me eight years to realise I wanted to become a prim(...)

INTO general secretary Sheila Nunan who said she is ‘agnostic’ on a proposal that would require all entrants to teacher training courses at primary level to have honours leaving certificate maths. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The thorny subject of learning and teaching maths is being discussed today at Irish National Teachers’ Organisation annual congress in Co Kilke(...)

Comments by the Minister for Education about the ‘highly feminised’ primary teaching profession caused disapproval among delegates at the INTO’s annual conference.

Honours leaving certificate maths will become a minimum requirement for entry into teacher training, Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn said t(...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn who refused to be drawn today on  speculation that he is to be moved as part of  a Cabinet reshuffle.

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has laughed off speculation that he is to be moved in a Cabinet reshuffle and told a teachers’ conference i(...)