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Adam Harris, chief executive of autism charity AsIAm: ‘The education system failed those in need of the greatest level of support for the better part of a 12-month period.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Months of school closures. Limited access to remote learning. A screeching halt to vital therapeutic interventions. The true scale of learning loss fo(...)

A computer-generated image from the Department of Education’s design guide for sanitary facilities in new or refurbished schools.

It’s a debate which has lit up Livelive and crackled across various radio phone-in shows: are gender-neutral toilets for schools a good idea? It stem(...)

Deputy chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn on Monday described a ‘mixed picture’ in outbreaks across the country. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

A further 24 deaths of Covid-19 patients have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team. This brings to 4,610 the total number of d(...)

Court hears a heavy wet cone had fallen on the big toe of the schoolboy’s  left foot.

A school, which offered a 15-year-old pupil €17,000 damages for a foot injury he sustained after being told by a teacher to move heavy cones in the pl(...)

Sean Moncrieff: In the parental context, lying is caring: which is contradictory and complicated.

Nearly every day, Daughter Number Four has a new expression, most of which seem to have their own internal logic. “I’m going to kill you in the face” (...)

Simon Lewis homeschooling his son Emrys (6) at home in Co Carlow. ‘The positives this time around is that we’ve had time to teach children how to use the online platforms.’  Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times.

It’s one week into Homeschooling 2.0 and the atmosphere in many – if not all – homes in the State stands in marked contrast to the pandemic panic of l(...)

Some 80 per cent of school staff said migrant children faced challenges accessing online classes. File photograph: iStock

Many migrant pupils were unable to access remote tuition during school closures last year and risk losing out once again, according to new research. (...)

The Workplace Relations Commission  has ordered the Dublin community school to admit the girl to second year next September.

A multidenominational secondary school discriminated against a Catholic girl on religious grounds by favouring for admission Church of Ireland student(...)

Portlaoise Educate Together National School, which has more than 400 pupils, told parents over the weekend that the school will close and lessons will take place online on Monday and Tuesday of this week. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/AFP

A primary school in Co Laois has closed on advice from public health authorities due to an outbreak of 13 confirmed cases of Covid-19. Portlaoise Edu(...)

Karen Whooley teaching sixth-class students at St Audoen’s National School in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Primary, secondary and third-level students around Ireland, and their teachers, look back on their efforts to keep learning in the shadow of Covid-(...)

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