Minister for Education Richard Bruton: his decision to close schools for a second day was widely backed by school bodies.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Schools are unlikely to be required to cut short their holidays to make up for lost time as a result of closures linked to Storm Ophelia, according to(...)

School classrooms remained empty for a second day on Tuesday. Photograph: iStock

The Department of Education has defended its decision to close all schools for a second day in the face of criticism from some parents. Minister for (...)

Fallen trees in Sutton, Dublin. Schools will be closed for a second day in both the Republic and North on Tuesday.  Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

Primary and secondary schools have been told to close for a second day on Tuesday but most are expected to reopen on Wednesday. Taoiseach Leo Varadka(...)

Carlow Institute of Technology. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Institutes of technology across the State are in line for a substantial windfall as the Government gets ready to embark on a major building programme (...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton. The Department of Education has been urged to fast-track its investigation into spending at an education board. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Department of Education has been urged to fast-track its investigation into spending at an education board, following a decision by the board’s ch(...)

Independent Senator Lynn Ruane who asked about  plans to lift the “baptism barrier’’ over admissions to Catholic primary schools.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said he will introduce “constitutionally robust proposals’’ to end religious discrimination in school admiss(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe at the announcement of Budget 2018 in Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Budget 2018 provision to increase stamp duty on commercial property transactions was passed in the Dáil late on Tuesday night. With Fianna Fail a(...)

The investment in employing more teachers will bring the pupil-teacher ratio at primary level to the lowest ever level recorded of 26:1. File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

It is not often you get a tug-of-love between the Government and the Opposition party over who is responsible for a budget. The fact Fine Gael and F(...)

Eoin Gill and Sheila Donegan from Maths Week with Jadine Rock of Rutland National School, Dublin,  at the launch of Maths Week Ireland 2017. Photograph Shane O’Neill

Maths will take to the streets this year in a week-long series of events that make up Maths Week Ireland, an all-Ireland festival starting next Saturd(...)

Employers’ groups such as Ibec  say any  rises in the training fund levy amount to an “employment tax”.  Photograph: Getty Images

Businesses are set to be given a greater say in shaping the type of higher education and training courses to be delivered over the coming years in exc(...)