Msgr James Cassin “created unity” and was “a wonderful person in so many ways”, Bishop of Ossory Dermot Farrell said at his funeral Mass.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh: ‘I’ll also organise townhall meetings to meet with them and see what we can do.’ File photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is to host a series of townhall-style meetings with Irish teachers based in the United Arab Emirates this summer in (...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin: “In light of much public discussion about LGBT and gender issues, it is important that we, in Catholic schools, also evaluate the support offered to students who are facing new and deep questions relating to their sexual identity as they mature.”  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin has called for a a review of sex education in schools, including debate on contraception and consent. A rel(...)

“Many of our students get by with two sets of uniform in five years. In many cases they can and are passed down through families. Not so with the generic brands you are promoting”

Plans to make schools cut the cost of uniforms and books for parents amount to “unaccepable micro-management,” the president of the country’s largest (...)

Prayer for enlightenment? Tom Inglis says few Irish  now look for religious answers. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

The future of faith-based education in Ireland continues to be hotly debated. Fr Paul Connell, president of the largest secondary-school management b(...)

Fr Paul Connell, president of the Joint Managerial Body and the Association of Management of Catholic Secondary Schools: took issue with remarks made by Diarmuid Ferriter. Photograph: Sally MacMonagle

In Killarney last week , Fr Paul Connell, president of the Joint Managerial Body and the Association of Management of Catholic Secondary Schools, comp(...)

Fr Paul Connell, president of the Joint Managerial Body and the Association of Management of Catholic Secondary Schools: he said Catholic schools have been playing a vital role in helping young people grow in faith. Photograph: Sally MacMonagle

Dismantling the Catholic ethos of schools would leave children in a moral vacuum and in danger of despair, the president of a school managers’ body ha(...)

Hitting the road: the presence of nuns, priests and brothers in Irish schools has been diminishing for decades. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

The presence of religious personnel in Irish schools has been diminishing for decades, falling from 3,700 at postprimary level in 1970 to just 30 i(...)

The Joint Managerial Body (JMB) said the 15 per cent cut in supports since 2010 for pupils with special educational needs was affecting the quality of education for all children. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Schools are at “breaking point” over the competing demands of parents and the Department of Education on providing for special educational needs, acco(...)