Minister for Education Joe McHugh said the Government’s National Broadband Plan would allow more people to work remotely and could help breathe new life into isolated rural schools as a result. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Minister for Education is involved in “intense discussions” over securing more favourable pupil-teacher ratios to help secure the future of small (...)

The Association of Trustees of Catholic Schools says  proposals will seriously undermine the role of Catholic schools and their ability to continue to promote a “living faith environment”.

Should taxpayer-funded schools be permitted to give priority in their admission policies to children of their own religion ahead of other children who(...)

The ‘Looking Forward: A public conversation on the future of Catholic Schools in Ireland’, conference took place at the Notre Dame – Newman Centre, University Church, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin

There are no Catholic-run second level schools in Co Leitrim or West Cork and this is part of a trend, a conference in Dublin has been told. Meanwhile(...)

Sr Eileen Randles, who has died aged 78, was one of the most active and formidable advocates in Irish education. Born in Kenmare, Co Kerry in April (...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has introduced new election procedures for the boards of primary schools. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Private teacher training college Hibernia has received approval from the Catholic bishops for its religious education programme, removing any doubt a(...)

 Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There has been a broad welcome from interest groups for new measures announced yesterday aimed at sustaining small schools, particularly in isolated (...)

Deputy general secretary of the Psychiatric Nurses Association Séamus Murphy: “psychiatric nurses are showing that they are not prepared to accept the regressive and draconian proposals of Croke Park II”

Managers of Catholic primary schools have expressed strong concern about the proposed new Croke Park agreement. The Cath(...)