Education Minister Ruairí Quinn: “A number of these schools have already commenced operation, and the remainder will open between now and 2016.’’   Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

More than 20 new post-primary schools were being established throughout the State under a five-year plan to meet increased student nu(...)

Senior teachers are pressing the Department of Education to draw up plans to accommodate an expected 15 per cent jump in the numbers beginning (...)

 Noel P Malone: ‘Principals and deputies are expected to stand up and be counted.’ Photograph: Don Moloney/Press 22

This is a time of great bewilderment and anxiety for school leaders. Having spent 15 years as principal of a large post-primary school in Co Limerick,(...)

A meeting between Department of Education officials and the social networking site Facebook was described as ’positive and constructive’. Photograph: Martin Keene/PA Wire

A meeting between Facebook and the Department of Education aimed at finding a way to tackle online bullying was described as “positive and construc(...)

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