Minister for Education Richard Bruton has been accused of “sitting on the report” and ignoring the  issue of shortages despite the difficulties facing schools. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The quality of teaching across primary and secondary schools is at risk due to a lack of qualified teachers, according to an unpublished report commis(...)

Thomas Byrne, Fianna Fáil’s education spokesman. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

There is no way of ensuring that there are enough secondary teachers to meet demand in key subjects, Minister for Education Richard Bruton has acknowl(...)

The plan sets new targets for improving literacy and numeracy, school completion rates and progression to further and higher education. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Schools will find out next year if they still meet the criteria for disadvantaged supports under a new approach to funding schools in deprived areas. (...)

Anti-pylon protesters in Co Meath. Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten  said an  underground option would costs about  €992 million, three times the overground price. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Brexit will have no bearing on the North-South electricity interconnector because it is based on legislation adopted by the Oireachtas and the Britis(...)

Micheál Martin: “He put it in the context of if we are to get to 55 to 60 seats some people are going to bring in running mates where they didn’t before”

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has used the recruitment of Stephen Donnelly to warn some of his senior TDs that they need to bring in a running ma(...)

Staff at Bus Éireann are to stage an indefinite all-out strike from February 20th if management imposes planned cuts to staff earnings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tens of thousands of secondary school students and public transport users face the prospect of disruption in the coming weeks after secondary school t(...)

Regina  Doherty (right) said Helen McEntee would ‘walk past me in the corridor and wouldn’t even blink her eyes’.

A Fine Gael Minister is to raise concerns within the party about comments made about her by Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty. Helen McEntee, a M(...)

Hundreds of primary schools do not have access to State psychologist services, new figures show. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Hundreds of primary schools do not have access to State psychologist services at a time of rising concern over the wellbeing of students, new figures (...)

Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty: Proposed route would pass through areas of her constituency. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Government Chief Whip Regina Doherty has said her opposition to the overground electricity interconnector from Co Meath to Co Tyrone is more important(...)

Students taking part in group work as part of the new Junior Cycle curriculum.

April has been set as a final deadline for up to 40,000 Junior Cert students to complete a classroom-based assessment task and avoid a 10 per cent pen(...)