Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn: “The more qualifications you have to be equipped to teach in any school seems to me to make sense.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Teachers seeking to maximise their job prospects would be advised to study religious education, Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has said at the a(...)

The National College of Art and Design in Dublin, which plans, with TCD, UCD and Marino Institute of Education, to merge their teacher education capacities into one centre. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Future trainee teachers may have the option of taking a hybrid course that would allow them work in both primary and secondary schools.The proposal, (...)

 Prof. Brian MacCraith, President DCU (left) Prof. Philip Nolan, President NUI and Prof. Cathal Kelly, CEO. Prof MacCraith has announced the coming together in Dublin of St Patrick’s College Drumcondra, the Mater Dei Institute of Education, and the Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE) on a new campus at St Patrick’s in Drumcondra.  Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Dublin City University (DCU)is committed to protecting the ethos and identity of those Catholic and Protestant Colleges which are to become the Instit(...)

Religion can often be a source of conflict in families, as Joyce’s fiction, and his life, showed. Photograph: Hulton Getty

The standard literature on the development of adolescents does not tend to profile teenage rebellion in respect of the faith commitments of their pare(...)

Who’s learning what?: Xiaodong Li teaching Chinese at UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien
Be grateful we speak English

There are plausible educational grounds for teaching foreign languages in schools, but we must be cautious about the fashionable belief that teaching (...)