Taoiseach Micheál Martin addresses the  nation at Government Buildings in Dublin on Monday night. Photograph: Julien Behal/Pool/AFP via Getty

The Government has announced Level 5 restrictions across the State for six weeks from Wednesday night/ Thursday morning at midnight until December 1st(...)

Students with face masks enter their classroom at the Petri primary school in Dortmund,  Germany. Face masks are not required in Irish primary schools. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/AFP

Teachers have called for an urgent review of rules which exempt primary schoolchildren from wearing face masks in light of new international health gu(...)

It is now recommended that teachers and secondary school students wear face coverings. Photograph: iStock

Secondary school students and primary and post-primary teachers will be required to wear face coverings in class when a physical distance of 2m cannot(...)

A lot of the preparations for  September in the primary school sector ‘happens in the last two weeks of June’. File image: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Primary school teachers are “planning and working towards” a reopening of schools at the end of August, the general secretary of the Irish National Te(...)

Schoolchildren in Dublin have benefited from Irish Youth Foundation-funded programmes to support pupils during school transitions

When the new academic year eventually gets under way in late August, it will be a major readjustment for hundreds of thousands of children who have sp(...)

Teachers’ unions say they do not expect members will be redeployed to assist with health services. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Teachers’ unions say they do not expect members will be redeployed to assist with health services as part of the Government’s efforts to contain the c(...)

After the North-South ministerial meeting in Armagh at the weekend DUP leader Arlene Foster said ‘calm heads’ are needed during this time. Photograph: Photopress

The Northern Executive is meeting on Monday to decide whether to escalate its response to the coronavirus emergency as 16 new cases were confirmed ove(...)

A file image of delegates at the TUI annual conference which has been suspended this year due to coronavirus.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

All three teachers’ union conferences which were due to take place over Easter have been postponed due to coronavirus. The Association of Secondary (...)

A file image of  INTO members attending a rally for pay equality for lower paid teachers outside the Dáil. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Primary school teachers have set the Government a deadline of the end of the current school year to deal with the two-tier pay system. The Irish Nat(...)

Fire damage to Scoil Chaitríona Cailíní, which is located off the Malahide Road near Mask Avenue Dublin. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins Photos.

A fire has substantially damaged a primary school in Artane, north Dublin which will remain closed for the forseeable future. Six units from Dublin F(...)

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