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Irish-medium schools tend to be oversubscribed and students often end up having to travel greater distances to schools located in other districts or are forced to attend English-medium schools when the option of Irish-medium education is not available to them. Above: Schoolchildren from Gaelscoil Chnoc Liamhna during a protest outside Leinster House in 2017. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

One of the biggest impediments to the establishment of Irish-medium schools is set to be removed following an investigation into the school patronage(...)

Angela Clarke composed a number of songs, and this one, Hoist the Flag, was written in Dublin after the Rising.

A long forgotten 1916 song, one of only a couple known to have been composed by a woman at the time, was performed in Clarke Square in the National Mu(...)

It is assumed young people have a natural affinity to tech, but many are digitally naive and far more vulnerable than we think. Photo: iStock

The ease at which today’s tech-savvy students swipe their way through digital devices and social media apps might lead you to believe they know where (...)

The Martello Tower at Donabate, Co Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Located 12 miles northeast of Dublin city centre, the village of Donabate is to be found on a peninsula north of Malahide and south of Rush. In truth,(...)

DIT  Grangegorman: Over the coming years, some 20,000 students will be based at the  sprawling new campus.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

For two centuries or so, Grangegorman was a place to avoid. Few ventured behind the high walls of the old asylum on Dublin’s northside which, at its p(...)

Enrolment figures  for the 2017/2018 academic year  show  total enrolments in mainstream primary schools stood at 555,241, up by just over 5,000 or 1% over the previous year

Multi-denominational schools are the fastest growing school patrons in the State, with pupil numbers growing 10 per cent in the last year alone. Howe(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said: ‘There is not a [constitutional] provision, however, which states every parent should get the school of their choice.’ File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said his intention is religion will not be used as a criterion for pupil selection in the vast majority of s(...)

 Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland. The Muslim population is small but growing rapidly, from 49,000 to 63,000 between 2011 and 2016. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In May 2008, the then minister of state for integration, Conor Lenihan, launched a document with the catchy title Migration Nation. It was, as he(...)

Thomas Byrne TD, Fianna Fáil’s education spokesman, says his party will expand enrolment to multi-denominational schools which have been instructed to restrict their student intake. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil has pledged to expand enrolment to multi-denominational schools which have been controversially instructed to restrict their student intak(...)

Sorcha Brennan, teacher at Glasnevin Educate Together, at play with junior infants. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

These children are playing at being tiny astronauts. Some of the little spacers are currently examining moon rocks and noting down aliens that they ha(...)

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