Peter Gunning, former school principal, says responsibility for children’s sacraments during their formative years should be exclusive to the parents and the local church with no school involvement.

When it comes to discussing the patronage of its primary schools, the Catholic Church often acts like the bully in the yard who owns the football, pic(...)

Meg O’Kelly (24) from Dublin is one of the chosen few on the ESB’s apprentice programme for network technicians.

A recent survey investigating the biggest influence on young people’s career choices has confirmed what many of us suspected all along: it’s the Irish(...)

The Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse report in Dublin in 2009. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Morrison

On May 20th, 2009, the Commission into Child Abuse published its shattering 2,600-page report. It investigated 215 residential institutions for chi(...)

Dr Richard Strauss: Investigators say more than 100 male students were sexually abused by Strauss who died in 2005. Photograph: Ohio State University/AP

At least 177 male students were sexually abused by an Ohio State University team doctor who died in 2005, according to investigators. The university (...)

The Institute of Technology Tralee has been running operational deficits of between €1-€2 million over recent years. Image: Google Maps

Education authorities have appointed external accountants to monitor spending at the Institute of Technology Tralee amid growing concern over financia(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh and  Minister of State for Training John Halligan at the launch of the Springboard+ 2019 programme outside Government Buildings.

Thousands of free or subsidised upskilling course places are being offered to workers seeking to future-proof their skills in areas impacted by digita(...)

Inclusion Ireland says reduced timetables are being imposed disproportionately on children with special needs as a means of ‘behavioural management’. Photograph: iStock

Children, many of them disadvantaged or with special needs, are being denied their education by being placed on “reduced timetables” at school, an Oir(...)

One in Four executive director Maeve Lewis described the exhibition as both compelling and disturbing. Photograph: Alan Betson

An exhibition by survivors of childhood sex abuse has been curated to mark 10 years since the Ryan Report. The report investigated abuse in institut(...)

Christine Buckley and former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern at a ceremony in The Aislinn Centre in March 2009. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

On May 11th, 1999, former taoiseach Bertie Ahern apologised on behalf of the Irish people to those who had spent their childhoods in residential insti(...)

The congregations have yet to pay in full compensation deals reached in 2002 and 2009. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eighteen religious congregations who ran orphanages, reformatories and industrial schools investigated by the Ryan Commission have yet to fully honour(...)

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