The material was included in online teaching resources provided by the department for social, personal and health education (SPHE) classes at Junior Cycle level until recent months.

The Department of Education removed online teaching material criticised as “homophobic,” which asked secondary school students to discuss a number of (...)

Harold Hislop, department chief inspector, said estimated grades awarded to students by their teachers had only been adjusted by a standardisation process on “solid evidence”.  File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The calculated grades awarded to students by some schools and teachers in the Leaving Cert had been a “severe overestimation,” officials from the Depa(...)

The board decided to close Ardgillan Community College in Balbriggan immediately for health and safety reasons, and temporary accommodation is being sourced for 200 students. Photograph: Collins

Urgent structural safety assessments are due to be carried out at 30 schools built by Western Building Systems (WBS), after sections of a north Dublin(...)

Proposed design for UCD building that will  house the university’s Confucius Institute, which teaches Chinese culture and language courses

The University College Dublin (UCD) Confucius Centre, a building part-funded by the Chinese Government, has now run €4.8 million over budget, followin(...)

Rush/Lusk Educate Together primary school  was constructed by  Western Building Systems in 2008. File photograph: Google Street View

Western Building Systems Ltd, which built five schools in 2008 that recent Department of Education audits found were not compliant with fire safety st(...)

The Department of Education is looking for a firm to undertake a fire safety audit of a sample of school buildings. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Fire safety audits carried out in five recently-constructed primary schools identified cases of non-compliance with fire safety standards. Less fire (...)

Letter in the post: the Department of Education has been criticised for the flawed Irish in a letter it sent to a retired teacher.

The Department of Education has been criticised for the poor standard of Irish contained in a letter it sent to a retired teacher regarding pension is(...)