Helen O’Gorman with an address at Newtown Lawns, Mullingar, Co Westmeath appeared at Longford District Court on Friday morning. Image: Google Street View

A former Co Longford primary school principal has been charged with fraudulently deceiving the Department of Education of €450,000 by overstating the (...)

TUI general secretary John MacGabhann at a recent protest by lecturers who  have voted by a margin of 96% to 4% to embark on a campaign of industrial action. Photograph: Tommy Clancy

Lecturers in institutes of technology have voted in large numbers to begin a campaign of industrial action over “unsustainable” workloads. From next (...)

Thomas Byrne TD, Fianna Fáil’s education spokesman, says many schools are waiting years for vital upgrades. Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 1,000 schools are waiting for renovations or replacement buildings, according to the latest official figures. A total of 341 schools are on ex(...)

 Fifth-year students Michael O’Donnell,  from Finglas, and Steve Andrew McDonagh, from Darndale,  at St Thomas’s school in Dublin. Photograph:  Alan Betson

For the first time in the history of St Thomas’s school on Dublin’s north side, two of its students are due to sit the Leaving Cert this summer. It m(...)

DIT campus at Grangegorman:  substantial European Investment Bank borrowings are funding the next phase. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The European Union’s statistics agency has confirmed that hundreds of millions of euro in borrowings by Irish universities should remain off the Gover(...)

Sammon had been working for the UK operator on the construction of five schools in counties Kildare, Meath and Wexford

Kildare-based builder BAM is likely to win the contract to complete five schools left unfinished by the collapse of British construction group Carilli(...)

Site of the former Magdalen Laundry on Sean McDermott Street, Dublin.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What do we do with Ireland’s institutional history? After the reports are issued, and the apologies made, how should Irish society and culture incorpo(...)

All new schools are due to open from 2019 to 2022. Photograph: David Sleator

More than 40 new schools with places for 20,000 pupils are due to be established over the next four years, mostly in the Greater Dublin Area, to keep (...)

School fees: new primary schools typically cost about €6.5 million; new secondary schools cost more than €22 million

The Department of Education has been forced to put hundreds of applications for major school refurbishments on hold amid pressure to build new schools(...)

Staff in the Civil Service want the Government to provide additional paid leave for those who are going through a marriage separation or divorce. Del(...)

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