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(...)

The INTO president criticised Government micromanaging of the classroom. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn is “overly negative” about the quality of teaching and learning in Irish schools and is contributing to low(...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has extended funding for the new book rental scheme to include all primary schools. In January, Mr Qu(...)

‘Gay”, “faggot” and “queer” are regularly used as terms of abuse in schools. Is this about to change, and will it really make a difference to y(...)