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(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is prepares to host a series of ‘town hall’ style meetings in the UAE next week to encourage emigrant teachers to return home. Photograph: James Connolly/PicSell

A new online portal aimed at connecting emigrant teachers with vacancies in Irish schools has been launched. The moves comes as school management bod(...)

A separate remediation plan is being put in place for Ardgillan Community College, part of which remains closed. File photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Remediation works on 22 schools found to have structural flaws last year are to begin this summer, the Department of Education has said. Precautiona(...)

Sylvia Plath’s appearance in Leaving Cert English paper two prompted relief in exam halls across the State.

Thousands of English students breathed a sigh of relief this afternoon when the poet Sylvia Plath appeared, as had been widely predicted, on the highe(...)

The period young people in the direct provision system must spend in the Irish education system to qualifty for a grant to study at third level has been reduced from five years to three years, the Government has announced.

The period young people in the direct provision system must spend in the Irish education system to qualifty for a grant to study at third level has be(...)

Daniel O’Connell  was surrendered to UK authorities by detectives from the Garda extradition unit. Photograph: Collins Courts

An Irish man has been surrendered to British authorities for failing to pay a decades-old multimillion-pound fine for tax evasion. Daniel O’Connell ((...)

Eight properties remain to be transferred by the Church to the State. File photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

The Department of Education says “significant milestones” have been reached in getting religious congregations to hand over lands and properties to he(...)

Trina Vargo, the head of the US-Ireland Alliance, who manages the Mitchell scholarship programme. Photograph by Matt Kavanagh

The head of the Rhodes scholarship programme has dismissed as “misleading” claims by the US-Ireland Alliance that a majority of students choose its sc(...)

Parents of children at Ratoath College at a meeting on Thursday night who expressed concern over the school’s ‘iPads-only’ policy for junior cycle students.

The principal of Co Meath secondary school at the centre of a row over the amount of time pupils are spending on screens has defended its iPads-only p(...)

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