Christmas crib. The parents’ association of St Oliver Plunkett’s School in Malahide has warned that the loss of the school’s religious ethos could lead to the cancellation of nativity plays and carol services. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Department of Education has rejected claims that pupils in Catholic schools where there is a change in patronage will be prevented from celebratin(...)

Tyrrelstown Educate Together School. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Department of Education and Skills is suing a company over alleged defects in a €5m “rapid build” school which had to be closed for a part of a te(...)

Eilish Meagher of St Audoen’s school, Cook Street, Dublin, says she has concerns for the safety of pupils due to drug dealing, addicts injecting outside the school and street fights. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Eilish Meagher of St Audoen’s National School on Cook Street, in Dublin’s inner city, keeps a thick logbook of daily incidents on the street facing he(...)

Rowan Kelly (front) from Bray with other members of Climate Strike Fridays for Future, spending their thirteenth  consecutive Friday protesting about climate change outside the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

During a talk on climate change a few years ago, secondary school pupil Conal O’Boyle heard something which jolts him still. “We were told that kids (...)

Martha Higgins (left) and Sophie Bradshaw in class at The Georgian Montessori Primary School in Belvedere Place, Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

They may have helped change the world with their innovative research and rapid advances in technology, but many tech gurus have gone back to basics wh(...)

Protective fencing erected outside Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada, Glebe, Lucan, Co Dublin. It is one of five schools which will undergo detailed structural assessments from this weekend. Photograph: Tom Honan

Five schools in Dublin, Cork, Meath and Laois are to undergo detailed structural assessments from this weekend to ensure they are safe for pupils. Th(...)

Dawn Croke died in a freak accident outside a school in Co Donegal. Photograph: Facebook

Tributes have been paid to a young teacher who was killed after saving a young girl from being hit by a moving vehicle on school grounds. Mother of t(...)

Killaghtee Church of Ireland national school children, near Killybegs. “Robes and jeans, wings and trainers, cardboard and tinsel, sunshine and shadows; it’s life, but also art.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

So even angels get tired. This magical photograph, taken in Co Donegal, shows a celestial host – a tiny celestial host, admittedly – wending its weary(...)

 Black Santa Sit Out at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin. Lord Mayor Nial Ring with  Nikolas Thornton, proudly showing off the Lord Mayor’s chain of office during the the Choir of Kildare Place National Schooll’s performance. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Church of Ireland will be “quite significantly caught” in the effects of any hard border, Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has said. “Having (...)

Enrolment policies at St Patrick’s National School, Church Road, Greystones, have stirred controversy locally. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A retired Church of Ireland archdeacon has been barred from taking part in church services by the Archbishop of Dublin for six months after speaking o(...)

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