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Main Street, Dundrum. Photograph: Tom Honan

What’s so good about it? At the turn of the century, Dundrum was another quiet, fairly nondescript south Dublin area, where “shopping centre” meant a(...)

Six new secondary schools are to be established in the greater Dublin area in September 2020. Photograph: iStock

Educate Together and the State-run Education and Training Boards (ETBs) have been awarded the patronage of six new secondary schools that are to be es(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin  has announced changes  aimed at moving the focus of sacramental preparation away from schools and towards parishes. Photograph: iStock

The Archbishop of Dublin has announced “significant” reforms aimed at moving the focus of sacramental preparation away from schools and towards the fa(...)

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An examination of the list of secondary schools sending the higherst proportion of their students to third level reveals that four of the top 20 schoo(...)

Educate Together said it will not not apply to become a patron for two of the new schools to be established next year – Donabate and Saggart. File photograph: Getty

Parents’ choice of schools is being curtailed by the Minister for Education’s decision to designate new primary schools as Gaelscoileanna, the country(...)

Since Ireland signed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1992, much critical work has been done in promoting and integrating this charter across government departmental policies and across wider society. Photograph: iStock

I recently read guidance on being a good wife and mother from the 1955 Housekeeping Monthly entitled “The Good Wife’s Guide”. It stated: “Children are(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever” as he announced the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan at an event in Glendalough Co Wicklow. Illustration: Getty

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan. The full l(...)

Leinster Avenue, North Strand. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What’s so good about it? There’s no arguing with North Strand’s location. For a start, O’Connell and Henry Streets are less than a 20-minute walk awa(...)

Emer Nowlan: she  has been named as the new chief executive officer of Educate Together, the largest multi-denominational school patron

Educate Together, the largest multi-denominational school patron, has named Emer Nowlan as the organisation’s new chief executive officer. She will re(...)

Bunting Road, Walkinstown, Dublin. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill

What’s so good about it? Is it fair to call Walkinstown a well-kept secret? The reputations of nearby Crumlin, Drimnagh, Clondalkin and Terenure are (...)

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