Letter reveals that bishops are not happy with the amount of time allocated for faith formation in the curriculum for teaching religion used by community national schools. Photograph: Istock

Catholic bishops told State-run primary schools last year they were not satisfied that children were being adequately prepared for Confirmation and Co(...)

Ciaran Murtagh, chair of Isme, the organisation representing small and medium businesses, who wrote to Minister for Education Richard Bruton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An employer’s group has asked all of its members to resign from State-run Education and Training Boards (ETB) following concern over corporate governa(...)

The €100 million State school-building programme was stalled by the collapse of UK giant Carillion. Fears are growing that the schools will not be ready on time for their scheduled September opening. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

One of the banks funding a €100 million State school-building programme, stalled by the collapse of UK giant Carillion, confirmed that it is working w(...)

Irish is perceived to be one of the most challenging subjects in the Leaving Cert. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Department of Education is reviewing the granting of exemptions from studying Irish amid evidence that thousands of students who secure them are s(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for higher education Mary Mitchell O’Connor said that university rankings  can impact on international perceptions of our education system.

The Department of Education is to work with universities to identify ways of improving their performance in international rankings. This follows the (...)

BAM Group chief executive Theo Cullinane. It is understood BAM remains in the race to complete a €100 million schools construction contract, despite the liquidation of its partner in the project, Sammon Construction. Photograph: Eric Luke

Builder BAM remains in the running to complete a stalled €100 million school building programme, despite the liquidation of its partner in the bid, Sa(...)

The schools’ original builder, Sammon Construction Ireland, went into liquidation this week. Photograph: iStock

One of the banks funding a €100 million State school-building programme, stalled by the collapse of UK giant Carillion, says it is working with the au(...)

Parents and students of Coláiste Raithin in Bray, Co Wicklow, whose new school building is being held up by the collapse of Carillion.

Uncertainty over whether builder Sammon would be appointed to finish a €100 million schools construction project forced the contractor into liquidatio(...)

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

Sammon Contracting has gone into liquidation with the loss of 200 jobs, following the collapse of UK building firm Carillion earlier this year, which (...)

Special classes are designed to cater to the needs of young people who have been assessed as requiring more specialised support and might not cope in a regular classroom. Photograph: iStock

Is there a two-tier gap in the education system for children with autism or learning disabilities? Many campaigners and parents of children with speci(...)

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