Joe O’Connor, lead organiser Forsa Trade Union with Maria Dunne, chairwoman, School Secretary Branch and Marion Jackson, treasurer at the launch of a nationwide campaign calling for respect and fair conditions for all school secretaries. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

School secretaries are being treated like “second-class” employees by the Government, with some earning as little as €12,000 a year and no entitlement(...)

Evidence shows that thousands of students who secure exemptions are sitting exams in foreign languages. Photograph: iStock

A public consultation on Government policy on exemptions from the study of Irish in primary and secondary schools has been heavily criticised by advoc(...)

One school building, part of Ardgillan Community College in Balbriggan, Dublin, which was closed. File photograph: Garrett White/Collins

The Department of Education and Skills claims the cost of repairing structural defects in one of the schools closed following recent inspections is li(...)

Builders carrying out remedial work on November 5th at St Luke’s National School in Tyrrelstown, Dublin, which was built by Northern Ireland building firm Western Building Systems. File photograph: Colin Keegan

The Department of Education and Skills is suing a building contractor which built a number of schools at the centre of recent inspections and some clo(...)

The State’s school transport service is heavily subsidised, with only 8 per cent of the cost recouped from fare-paying pupils in 2015.

The rising cost of the State’s school transport scheme may not be sustainable and needs to be urgently reviewed, according to internal Government docu(...)

Trade unionist Delia Larkin signing the Anti-Conscription Pledge at City Hall, April 1918. Photograph: National Library

Dáil Éireann: The First 100 Years, 1919-2019 Tuesday, December 11th; Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin; €20/€10 The Houses of the Oireachtas (...)

Studies show that students in bilingual education settings outperform other children when it comes to comprehension and other social-linguistic and cognitive control skills.

Irish medium schools continue to outperform many of their peer schools with a higher rate of students progressing to higher level education than most (...)

The SEC does not keep data on “grind schools”, which do not receive any public funding. Photograph: iStock

The best way to use these lists is by looking at them alongside other information, including whole-school evaluations (WSEs) and subject inspection re(...)

The DIT building on Cathal Brugha Street has been sold for about €24m. Photograph:  Dave Meehan

The long-running campaign to sell off the Dublin Institute of Technology catering college buildings just off Dublin’s O’Connell Street has finally bee(...)

Kerry Central Regional Water Supply Scheme by Irish Water, in association with Kerry County Council, Nicholas O’Dwyer, TOBIN Consulting Engineers and Glan Agua, took the title of Engineering Project of the Year. Gavin Reilly, associate director at Nicholas O’Dwyer, holds the winning trophy on behalf of the project team on stage.

The Kerry Central Regional Water Supply Scheme has taken Ireland’s premier engineering award, while Aoife Murphy won the highly prestigious Chartered (...)

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