Richard Bruton

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Dublin’s docklands area has become a hub for business and innovation.

A new innovation district planned for the heart of Dublin’s docklands will help Ireland attract talent, investment and jobs, Trinity College said. T(...)

Photograph: Jonathan Hordl

As with the housing crisis, so with child safety it seems – let the market take care of it. In response to questions about why the Government’s new (...)

Teacher shortages are being identified across the majority of subject areas.

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has set a target for our education system to become the premier one in Europe by 2026. This is an admirable go(...)

Minority faiths will still be allowed to prioritise members of their religion in order to protect their ethos in cases where they are over-subscribed. Photograph: The Irish Times

Most primary schools will not be able to give priority access to children on the basis of their religion from September next year, following the passa(...)

“Coping with the aftermath of critical incidents has become a challenging but necessary task for a number of schools.” Photograph: iStock

Additional training in suicide prevention is being introduced for teachers so that every postprimary school has personnel capable of responding to con(...)

A group of abuse victims pictured outside the Dáil on Wednesday to mark a motion  on reforms to a State abuse redress scheme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government has been defeated by 84 votes to 44 on a Dáil motion to allow victims of primary school sexual abuse to seek redress on the same basis (...)

Sinn Féin education spokeswoman Kathleen Funchion told the Dáil she raised the issue of repeat Leaving Cert exams following a request from a person with cystic fibrosis who ‘cannot physically do two or three exams in one day’. File photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has ruled out the possibility of students sitting Leaving Certificate exams they have missed without having to w(...)

The Bill requires all mobile phones to be labelled and handed in at the start of the school day and returned at day’s end. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Legislation prohibiting students from using their mobile phones in school, including a “three strikes” policy where students would have their phones c(...)

Senator Gerard Craughwell. File photograph: Dave Meehan

Senator Gerard Craughwell has said it will be “difficult” to identify 20 Oireachtas members to sign his nomination papers to run for President. Mr Cr(...)

Home economics students Nicola Murphy, Eimear Lacey and Louise Brennan making pasta at St Angela’s College, Co Sligo. Photograph: James Connolly

Ireland’s only home economics college is struggling to cope with rising numbers of students choosing to train as teachers in the subject. A national(...)

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