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A student at the March for Climate Change which went throught Dublin from St Stephen’s Green to Leinster House in March. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Government may have backed the declaration of a national “climate and biodiversity crisis”, but it has yet to take necessary action to counter the(...)

Some parishes have introduced programmes aimed at boosting parental involvement around the sacraments.

Schools are entitled to set aside up to 30 minutes of the school day for religious instruction, twice the amount of time devoted to subjects such as p(...)

There is a strong demand for parents and local parishes to play a much greater role in preparing children for sacraments, according to the findings of a survey by the Archdiocese of Dublin. Photograph: Getty

Catholic schools want key preparations for sacraments such as Confirmation and Communion to take place outside the classroom, according to the finding(...)

Educate Together   has started discussions with City of Dublin Education and Training Board, which could lead to its involvement in running St Kevin’s College on the Clogher Road in Crumlin. Photograph: iStock

Educate Together is in talks over a possible partnership in running an existing secondary school in the south city area of Dublin. The multidenominat(...)

Patrons control the ethos and philosophy of a school, appoint the chair of the board of management and approve the membership of the board. Photograph: iStock

Over the next 10 years, the Government will spend an eye-watering €8 billion on new school buildings. It will then hand over the keys – and control – (...)

Taking part in the  “scooter train”  which travels from Harold’s Cross Park to St Clare’s National School in Harold’s Cross, Dublin.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Tracksuits will be the dress code for both pupils and teachers in many primary schools around the country next week, and homework won’t be done sittin(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh: ‘On foot of local concerns in relation to waiting lists for primary schools, my department reviewed the level of primary provision in Ashbourne.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A new primary school is to be established in Ashbourne, Co Meath, next September to help cope with an acute shortage of places in the area. Many pare(...)

Diarmuid Martin (74), who has a year to go before submitting his letter of resignation to Rome. “One thing I would not want is that there would be a vacuum or that there would be a prolonged period of speculation.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, turned 74 on April 8th. He has a year to go before submitting his letter of resignation to Rome, a(...)

Boards of management can play a big role when parents are in conflict with a principal over the treatment of their child. Photograph: iStock

The Ombudsman for Children, Niall Muldoon, isn’t given to flashy or attention-grabbing public pronouncements. Yet a line from his annual report i(...)

A satellite view of a 9.5 acre site in Goatstown that was  formerly an Irish Glass Bottle recreational facilities. Photograph: Google Maps

The Department of Education is in advanced talks to purchase a multimillion euro site in the Goatstown area of south Dublin for a new primary and seco(...)

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