A record 70,000 new pupils will enter the system in 2013, says INTO general secretary Sheila Nunan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fifteen new schools built under a rapid delivery scheme* are opening across the State this autumn and three more have undergone extensions, together p(...)

Siobhan Canavan (left) and Anna Marie Deegan, South Dublin, South Leinster SNA branch, at the inaugural conference of Impact's education division in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Almost 60 per cent of special needs assistants (SNAs) in schools say they have been assau(...)