The National Public Health Emergency Team has said it does not see schools returning before September.  File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

It is unlikely that primary schools will reopen in June, the general secretary of the Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO) John Boyle has said.(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has said opening schools needs to be ‘carefully managed’. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA

Massive logistical work is required in order to reopen schools in time for September, according to Minister for Education Joe McHugh. Mr McHugh said (...)

To mark World Mental Health Day, George Best Belfast City Airport has hosted a Mental Health Awareness Showcase in partnership with Cinemagic, to premiere short films created by pupils from across Belfast focusing on the issues of mental health and wellbeing. Pictured are students Bea Santos, (front), with,  Chloe Hall, Niamh Mallaghan, Jack Dunlop, Lewis Doherty, Lewis Robinson. Photograph: Alan Lewis

Some 50 per cent of parents believe teachers should start introducing the idea of positive mental health to children from as early as ages four and fi(...)

Just over half of  2,230 children surveyed  said they worry about completing their homework at least sometimes

More than half of junior and senior infants in Irish primary schools are stressed over homework, according to their parents, a survey by the National (...)

Social media is not a good forum to express complex emotions and parents need to be aware that, when older, a child may read what a parent wrote about them. Photograph: Thinkstock

Taking photos of your children is one thing, sharing them on social media is another. “Oversharenting” is the term coined for frequent posting abou(...)

Children rehearse for their Christmas show at Stepping Stones Early Learning Centre, Ballynahown, Co Westmeath. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Small children shuffle shyly into place, the girls dressed in white with gold tinsel halos while the boys in dressing gowns have tea towels tied arou(...)

What parent hasn’t wished that homework would just go away? At the end of a hard day, it’s hardly the activity of choice when tiredness is fray(...)