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An Coimisinéir Teanga, Rónán Ó Domhnaill, at the launch of Annual Report 2017 in Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin. From left: Caoimhín Ó hEadhra, An Foras Patrúnachta, Bláthnaid Ní Ghreacháin, príomhfheidhmeanach Gaeloideachas and Prof. Teresa O’Doherty, president Marino Institute of Education. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A decision by the Department of Education to revise how the school patronage process operates has been welcomed by an Coimisinéir Teanga (Irish langua(...)

 Minister for Education Richard Bruton, TD announcing reform of school admissions, at Government Buildings, last month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Department of Education has confirmed it is to recommend that a new primary school to open in September 2019 to serve the Drumcondra, Marino and D(...)

Irish-medium schools tend to be oversubscribed and students often end up having to travel greater distances to schools located in other districts or are forced to attend English-medium schools when the option of Irish-medium education is not available to them. Above: Schoolchildren from Gaelscoil Chnoc Liamhna during a protest outside Leinster House in 2017. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

One of the biggest impediments to the establishment of Irish-medium schools is set to be removed following an investigation into the school patronage(...)

A two-tier salary structure is one factor encouraging Irish teachers to move abroad for work. Photograph: iStockphote/Getty Images.

Ireland is in the midst of a teacher recruitment crisis. At secondary schools, we don’t have enough Irish, science, maths or European language teacher(...)

Dermot Bannon - making plans

Dermot Bannon is a hard man to interview. Not because he’s surly or circumspect: far from it. Anyone who has seen even five minutes of his RTÉ show Ro(...)

 Ahern’s standing within Fianna Fáil – he resigned his membership in 2012 in advance of a move to expel him because of the findings of the Mahon Tribunal – remains a pebble in his shoe.   Photograph: David Sleator

Bertie Ahern’s haunts are mostly still the same: Croke Park, Parnell Park – the home of Dublin GAA – and some pubs around the north side of Dublin whe(...)

FBD is investing in its 34-strong branch network and a rebranding programme. It plans to open a second Dublin branch on Baggot Street in June

FBD Insurance expects to take a hit of nearly €7 million as a result of claims from Storm Emma, one of the worst snowstorms to hit Ireland in decades.(...)

Woodville is a block of purpose-built student apartments and a townhouse in Drumcondra, Dublin

Five student apartments and an adjoining two-bedroom townhouse accommodating 28 beds at Botanic Avenue in Drumcondra, Dublin 9, are to be offered for (...)

A roaring success: Shouk in Drumcondra, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The slicker life gets the more we crave rough edges, texture, maybe even some snags. Handcrafts are having their moment as our fingers ache to do some(...)

 Marie Maher, whose husband Eugene was killed  in a hit and run,  at her  bridal florist shop in Drumcondra. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

On the evening of June 30th, 2015, Marie Maher got a phonecall nobody ever wants to get. It had been a rare sunny evening in an otherwise forgettable(...)

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