The Government plans to keep schools open under Level 5 of the Living with Covid plan. File photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Education Norma Foley has said schools can be “assured” that all necessary measures will be put in place to ensure a successful return to(...)

TUI president Martin Marjoram, right, says the potential risk to staff and students from keeping schools open needed to be ‘reassessed on an ongoing basis’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Teachers’ unions have expressed concern over the Government’s decision to keep schools open, as the country enters a national lockdown for a six-week (...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin addresses the  nation at Government Buildings in Dublin on Monday night. Photograph: Julien Behal/Pool/AFP via Getty

The Government has announced Level 5 restrictions across the State for six weeks from Wednesday night/ Thursday morning at midnight until December 1st(...)

The INTO described it as “incomprehensible” that primary schools would remain fully open when infection levels are high enough to rule out indoor gatherings. Photograph: iStock

Teachers are to demand clarity on what additional protective measures can be put in place in schools should Covid-19 restrictions escalate to Level 4 (...)

Many second-level students in Irish schools lack access to digital devices or an effective online learning platform, according to new data. Image: iStock.

Many second-level students in Irish schools lack access to digital devices or an effective online learning platform, according to new data. An intern(...)

The Department of Education has has said that class sizes have fallen to a historic low at primary level Photograph: David Sleator

Countries with larger class sizes will find it more difficult to comply with new restrictions on social distancing, according to a new report from the(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley    said that while students were entitled to their personal data, she confirmed that a query had been raised around the issue. Photograph:   Julien Behal Photography

Leaving Cert students will not be able to access “highly sensitive” details of their class ranking when their calculated grades are released following(...)

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly: The ASTI has asked him to intervene to secure a meeting between the teachers’ union and the Health Protection Surveillance Centre  regarding the reopening of schools for those in the “high risk” category.  Photograph: Julien Behal

Hundreds of teachers being ordered back to work over the coming days despite suffering serious illnesses which leave them particularly vulnerable to C(...)

Paul Reid of the HSE said 98% of Covid-19 tests have been negative. Photograph: NEXU Science Communication/via Reuters

There were 13,000 Covid-19 tests carried out in the State on Friday, the highest daily number recorded to date. Paul Reid, chief executive of the HSE(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley has moved to reassure thousands of Leaving Cert students that the new calculated grades system will be “accurate, r(...)

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