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Residents of the Llewellyn estate in Ballinteer hold a candlelit vigil on Wednesday night after the bodies of Seema Banu (37) and her children Affira (11) and Fazan (6)  were discovered in their home on the estate.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It was pitch dark and biting cold on the Llewellyn estate in Ballinteer, south Dublin on Wednesday night as people approached from all directions for (...)

File photograph: Students from North Wicklow Educate Together Secondary School protest outside Leinster House, Dublin last year over the lack of suitable long-term school accommodation. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Educate Together secondary schools are more diverse on average than the typical Irish post-primary school, according to new research by the ESRI. The(...)

Student Ella Butler during class at St Mary’s College in Naas, Co Kildare. It is using ‘satellite’ classes by splitting large classes into smaller ones. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Teachers learn early on in their career that plans, even the best laid ones, are at the mercy of the children they teach. The success of a lesson ult(...)

Admissions figures show private schools and high-performing non-fee paying schools turned away hundreds of applicants last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Schools in the south Dublin area are among the most heavily oversubscribed in the country, according to enrollment data published for the first time. (...)

A group of parents protest over an end to sibling-first policies outside Our Lady’s Grove National School in Goatstown. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Jamie Tratalos and his partner, Lara Byrne, breathed a huge sigh of relief last year when their daughter secured a place in junior infants at their lo(...)

On foot of complaints, the Department of Education contacted a number of schools in the non fee-paying sector, advising them that admissions charges are illegal. Photograph: iStock

Some schools have been charging parents up to hundreds of euro in enrolment fees despite legislation prohibiting the practice. Between October 2019 a(...)

The revised policies are due to be signed off by the archdiocese this month, and will come into effect for children enrolling in the 2021/22 school year. Photograph: Getty Images

Catholic primary schools in the greater Dublin area are to end the practice of giving priority enrolment to siblings of pupils currently attending sch(...)

The post-primary school is to have capacity for 1,000 students while the primary school will contain 24 classrooms.  File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin City Council has approved new plans for a two-school campus at Sandymount in spite of strong local opposition. The council has granted plannin(...)

The garden shed being used as an isolation facility at Clonbonny National School near Athlone, Co Westmeath. Photograph:  PM/Saber Photos

A primary school in Co Westmeath says it will have to use a garden shed as an isolation room if any child displays symptoms of Covid-19. Staff at Clo(...)

Cyclists and  cars near Riverview Educate Together school on Limekiln Road in Dublin 12. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

A west Dublin primary school is appealing to two local authorities and Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan to urgently install safe cycling infrastructu(...)

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