A shortage of qualified teachers is forcing students to turn to grind schools in greater numbers, deepening the divide between the haves and have-nots in society, school principals say.

A shortage of qualified teachers is forcing students to turn to grind schools in greater numbers, deepening the divide between the haves and have-nots(...)

Max Woods and Emily Moore from Kildare in the Junior Infants class for their first day of school at the Kildare Town Educate Together National School in Kildare. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Parents are increasingly waiting until their children turn five before starting primary school, latest figures show, which means that many will not le(...)

Library, clerical and administrative staff at institutes of technology across the Republic have commenced industrial action. File photograph: David Sleator

Library, clerical and administrative staff at institutes of technology across the Republic have commenced industrial action. The the trade union Fórs(...)

Photograph: iStockphoto

The Irish education system is far from perfect, and one could pick at the curriculum being taught to Irish teenagers all day. But following the recent(...)

ESB workers are working on multiple power outages following Storm Callum.  Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/THE IRISH TIMES

Storm Callum has caused less destruction than was expected, according to the National Emergency Coordination Group, with hundreds of households still (...)

Galway City Council workers placing sandbags at the Spanish Arch to prevent flooding by high tides during storm Callum in Galway city on Thursday Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The National Emergency Co-ordination Group has warned the public to stay away from coastal areas until the lifting of a Status Orange weather warning (...)

Prof Áine Hyland, one of the founding parents of the   Dalkey School Project, with David Rankin (10), Dylan O’Broin (11), Emily Roarty (5), Sophie Roarty (8), Matt O’Broin (7) and Oliver Donohue (9) at Educate Together’s 40th anniversary event. Photograph: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

When a pioneering group of parents went about trying to set up the State’s first multi-denominational school in the mid-1970s, they quickly realised t(...)

The remains of Emma Mhic Mhathúna at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As Emma Mhic Mhathúna’s plain wooden coffin was carried into St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Dublin for her funeral Mass on Wednesday, Barry Kerr’s uileann(...)

A breakdown of the Leaving Cert exam paper appeals this year  shows that accountancy yielded the highest proportion of upgrades at 45 per cent.

About 300 Leaving Cert students look set to secure higher preference CAO offers after receiving upgrades to their exam results. On Wednesday, the Sta(...)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: to tackle the deepest children’s poverty, she will need  political backing from  colleagues in the Departments of Children, Housing, Education, Health and Justice.  Photograph:  Garrett White/Collins Photo Agency

The 139,000 children still living in consistent poverty, in the midst of an apparent full-blown economic recovery, are clearly top of Minister for Emp(...)

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