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A growing number of schools are taking the voices of students seriously by including them on boards of management and other decision-making bodies. Photograph: iStock

Should secondary students be able to help run their own schools? It might sounds like a recipe for anarchy to some. But at a growing number of school(...)

The population bulge is set to continue into our creaking third-level sector. That’s why €367m  has been allocated for capital projects for the higher education sector between 2018 and 2021

South Kildare, like many parts of Dublin’s rapidly-expanding commuter belt, is under acute pressure. The swelling population around Newbridge and beyo(...)

 Minister for Education  Richard Bruton has said 31 schools constructed by Western Building Systems will be fire safety audited over the next six months. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Thirty-one schools constructed by Western Building Systems will be fire safety audited over the next six months, Minister for Education Richard Bruton(...)

Rosemarie Stynes, principal of Ranelagh Multi-Denominational School, with some of her students. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There’s a line in Grease that stuck in the minds of us teenagers enthralled with the classic high-school musical. Rydell High’s Principal McGee used i(...)

Educate Together Schoolchildren during a protest at Leinster House, Dublin in May over the building of a school in the Ballinteer area. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Some parents of children from the Ballinteer Educate Together school have said they changed arrangements for work and childcare following the school’s(...)

The Department of Education said the building named in the report were not found to be dangerous. Photograph: PA

Schools which have been judged to not meet fire safety regulation by the Department of Education will open to pupils tomorrow. Following the discover(...)

During the next three years  an additional 22,800 pupils are expected to enter the Irish education system across primary and secondary. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of children attending primary school is set to peak next year at the highest levels recorded since the baby boom of the 1980s. More than 5(...)

Sorcha Maguire, hiding behind her mother before her first day at school in Balbriggan Educate Together  in Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

There were tears and sniffles aplenty on the first day of school – but that was just the parents. Most junior infants, well-versed to a world of pre-(...)

Mavis Arnold (centre) at the launch in 1987 of her booklet ‘Irishwomen into Focus’, with (left)  Thekla Beere, former chairwoman of the Commission on the Status of Women, and the then minister of State for women’s affairs, Nuala Fennell. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

After news broke that the political journalist Bruce Arnold’s home telephone had been tapped by An Garda Síochána, his wife Mavis couldn’t resist joki(...)

Community national schools are practising a variety of approaches when it come to faith formation, ranging from sacramental preparing during the school day to facilitating the sacraments outside the normal school time. Photograph: iStock

Much has been reported on the new community national school model in the absence of any systematic research. These are State-supported, multidenomin(...)

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