About 34,000 teachers working in the education system for a decade or more face being vetted for the first time by gardaí over the coming months.  File photograph: Walter B McKenzie/Stone/Getty Images

About 34,000 teachers working in the education system for a decade or more face being vetted for the first time by gardaí over the coming months. At (...)

Niall Muldoon, the Ombudsman for Children, in his office on Great Strand Street, Dublin. Photograph: Sara Freund.

Every morning, on the way up to his office in a building off Dublin’s north quays, the Ombudsman for Children passes his job description, which is wri(...)

Firing enthusiasm: Shaun Holly, who teaches science at Kinsale Community School. Photograph: Dan Linehan

Shaun Holly doesn’t just teach science. He likes to bring a bit of razzmatazz to the subject. “I do a bit of chemistry magic – explosions and off-c(...)

School leadership is a critical part of the investment formula for our schools. As each of us helps to shape the recovery of our society and ec(...)