Seventy per cent of primary school principals surveyed reported mental health issues. File photograph: Laurent Gillieron/ EPA

The vast majority of primary schools in Ireland have experienced an increase in the number of students with additional educational needs but say the r(...)

Angela Dunne, a teaching principal at Loughmore national school, Co Tipperary, with a copy of a research report produced by the National Principals’ Forum. Photograph: Alan Betson

Hundreds of primary school principals have pledged not to engage with Department of Education initiatives or training days in protest over “unsustaina(...)

Angela Dunne, teaching principal at Loughmore national school, Co Tipperary, holding a copy of the submission from the National Principals Forum highlighting the “unsustainable” pressure on principals. Photograph: Alan Betson

In the past couple of years Angela Dunne has seen six fellow principals step down from their roles. “Not because of age or retirement, but purely bec(...)