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(...)

Heath National School in Portlaoise, Co Laois. It  is one of a number of schools which have turned to mindfulness. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Thousands of teachers in disadvantaged schools are to be offered training aimed at reducing pupils’ anxiety and boosting their resilience. A growing (...)

The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar led the mourners at the funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave in Dublin on Saturday. President Michael D Higgins, who is (...)

Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton was  urged to implement the findings of an Oireachtas report which says grants should be made available to eligible students attending private colleges. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Hundreds of students from less well-off families who attend private third-level colleges in Ireland should be entitled to grants, an Oireachtas commit(...)

Richard Bruton: he  has appointed an external investigator to examine the ETB’s functions into “public procurement, usage and disposal of assets and propriety matters”

The chief executive of an education board which is being investigated following concerns over conflicts of interest has announced he will retire befor(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton:  has appointed an external investigator to examine the ETB’s functions into “public procurement, usage and disposal of assets and propriety matters”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Department of Education has commissioned an investigation into concerns raised by auditors over governance and potential conflicts of interest in (...)

Thousands of students are marching through the capital this afternoon to voice their opposition to student loan scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Any new funding model for third-level education should not involve UK or US-style student loans, Minister of State for higher education Mary Mitchell (...)

 Trinity College, Dublin. The Cassells report on the future funding of higher education said that €100m a year in extra funding was needed if the State was to build a world-class system. File photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil says it is insisting in talks with the Government that next week’s budget should set aside up to €100 million for higher education to help(...)