Under the pilot project, SNAs will be automatically provided to schools at the start of the school year based on their profile rather than number of pupils diagnosed with disabilities. Photograph: iStock

Special needs assistants (SNAs) will be automatically provided to schools at the start of the academic year rather than waiting for an individual stud(...)

Kevin Fegan

Tommy Fegan, the new chairman of CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) says he and his family try to console themselves that their son and brother Kevin had(...)

A   graduate may  expect to pay  €150-€160 a month until they reach 33 years  if a “study now, pay later” loan scheme is introduced. File photograph: iStockPhoto

A typical college graduate could expect to pay a monthly fee of €150-€160 until they reach 33 years of age if a “study now, pay later” loan scheme is (...)

Most UCC science courses have seen a rise. Photograph: Getty Images

Students have been bombarded by calls to study science, technology, engineering and maths over the past few years. The message seems to be working, as(...)

The restoration of allowances for new teachers is being explored in talks between trade unions and Government officials as a way of tackling pay inequality in the teaching profession. File photograph: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

The restoration of allowances for new teachers is being explored in talks between trade unions and Government officials as a way of tackling pay inequ(...)

The Irish Deaf Society is calling for the recognition of Irish Sign Language as an official language. Photograph: Thinkstock

Minister for Children James Reilly was challenged on his knowledge of child poverty rates at a United Nations committee today. Addressing the UN Com(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: has expressed concern about the use of JobBridge in schools, saying she wished to be ensure there was ‘no abuse’ of the scheme. Photograph: The Irish Times

Almost 100 jobs in the education sector are being advertised under the JobBridge internship scheme ahead of start of the school year, including primar(...)

Emily Logan, chief of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, who told the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, on Monday that   the  choices made by the Government since 2008 had resulted in increased poverty for adults and children, high youth unemployment and a significant increase in food poverty. Photograph: The Irish Times

Irish governments have prioritised fiscal consolidation in their budgetary policies since 2008 and disregarded the human rights implications of these(...)

Teachers protesting outside Modern Educational Centre on Dublin’s Harcourt Street.

A language school for international students has apologised to its staff for failing to pay their wages on time, citing “financial pressure” relating (...)

Denis Naughten TD has consistently highlighted the issue of linking child benefit with children’s school attendance. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Department of Social Protection writes 600,000 “unnecessary” letters to parents to confirm their children are in school, replicating the work of a(...)

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