Minister for Education says use of reduced timetables to manage the behaviour of vulnerable pupils is ‘unacceptable’. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

The use of reduced timetables to manage the behaviour of vulnerable pupils is “unacceptable” in an education system that promotes inclusion at its cor(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has previously said that short school days should not be used for ‘behaviour management’. Photograph: Alan Betson

Schools are acting illegally by placing vulnerable children with learning disabilities or behavioural problems on reduced timetables, according to new(...)

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Schools may be breaching children’s constitutional rights by putting them on “reduced timetables” and, when doing so with Traveller children, violatin(...)

Conor Dillon, 21, from Dublin is calling for the reinstatement of the training allowance

For Conor Dillon, removing the training allowance for school leavers with disabilities will prevent him from “learning basic skills”. The 21-year-old(...)

 Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children, said ‘I think it’s something we need to go after quickly. I would say four or five years would sort it out.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Schools are imposing reduced timetables on children in a way that “may not be solely child centred”, a landmark report on the issue warns. The report(...)

Groups representing children with autism, intellectual disabilities and Travellers are due before an Oireachtas committee on Thursday.

Parents of vulnerable children are being told to accept drastically reduced timetables or face the threat of suspension or expulsion, according to cam(...)

 Local election candidate for  the Skibbereen West Cork constituency Evie Nevin with Catherine Murphy TD.   Photograph: Paul Sharp

More disabled councillors could be elected to local authorities if the Government followed the UK’s example and introduced a grant scheme to support c(...)

Inclusion Ireland says reduced timetables are being imposed disproportionately on children with special needs as a means of ‘behavioural management’. Photograph: iStock

Children, many of them disadvantaged or with special needs, are being denied their education by being placed on “reduced timetables” at school, an Oir(...)

Trish Reilly Nolan pictured with her son, nine-year-old  Alex near their home in Athlone. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

Children – many of them disadvantaged – are being “denied their education” by being placed on reduced timetables at school, usually for behavioural is(...)

Minister of State for Disability Issues Finian McGrath called on the NTA to have a “meaningful and extensive consultation” with the disabled and the elderly. Photograph: Eric Luke

Changes to Dublin’s bus network under a €2 billion overhaul show a disregard for the disabled and elderly, Minister of State for Disability Issues Fin(...)

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