School attendances are up in both national and secondary schools, however 30 per cent of second-level students in disadvantaged areas were absent for (...)

 Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn: will gain significant new powers to ensure fairness and balance in enrolment. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Minister for Education will gain significant new powers to ensure fairness and balance in the enrolment policies of our schools, due to draft legi(...)

Independent TD Denis Naughten has claimed that more than €100 million could be saved annually by replacing child benefit payments with school attendance payments. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

He said such a measure would end the €13.2 million annual payment to children not resident in Ireland, tackle bureaucracy and truancy as well as child(...)

A judge ordered gardaí to arrest the parents of a 10-year-old boy after they failed to turn up in court yesterday to explain why their son mis(...)