Cork Institute of Technology: it is  understood to be refusing to take on the Kerry-based institute’s debts if it merges.  Photograph: Higher Education Authority

Plans to create a new technological university for the Munster area have suffered a major setback after an international panel raised concerns over th(...)

Digital technology means bullying  can now follow children home. Photograph: Getty

The bullying of schoolgirl Ana Kriégel has turned a spotlight on how schools handle harassment involving pupils in a world of social media and smartph(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has announced that a structural remediation programme will begin on Thursday.

Remediation works on 22 schools found to have structural flaws last year are expected to be completed by the end of the year, the Department of Educat(...)

Sharon Saunders, from  Tallaght, Co Dublin, pictured with her son Scott  (9). Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Within days of starting junior infants, it was clear Scott could not cope in a mainstream classroom with dozens of other children. “He was getting ve(...)

Julieann McGovern and sons Dylan (5) and Cillian (7) from Drimnagh at a  protest over special needs in Dublin organised by Enough is Enough. Photograph: Fran Veale

Schools could be ordered to provide places for children with special needs due to an acute shortage of appropriate education places for children with (...)

Thomas Byrne TD: “The department has an obligation to make these periods of leave as short as possible and conduct the investigations as expeditiously as possible.”  Photograph: Alan Betson

Three principals and 14 school teachers are currently on administrative leave with full pay while investigations are being carried out, the Department(...)

 Fianna Fáil education spokesperson, Thomas Byrne:  Practice is  a ‘national scandal’. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Schools who place pupils on reduced timetables as a form of sanction are acting “illegally” and breaching children’s constitutional right to education(...)

Schools will receive 5 per cent more in capitation funding from September 2019. Photograph: iStock

Schools have warned that they will still be forced to fundraise and seek “voluntary contributions” from parents despite a small restoration increase i(...)

PE teacher Agata Suszczynska (left), principal Declan Hughes and chairwoman of St Tiernan’s board of management Labour Cllr Lettie McCarthy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A disadvantaged secondary school in south Dublin is to finally get a PE hall for its students after almost 40 years of campaigning. St Tiernan’s Comm(...)

Parents  sign a petition to review Ratoath College’s iPad-only policy, organised by a group of concerned parents, at the village supermarket. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Parents campaigning against an iPads-only policy at a Co Meath secondary school say hundreds have signed a petition calling for a return to schoolbook(...)

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