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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. (...)

A group of parents protest over an end to sibling-first policies outside Our Lady’s Grove National School in Goatstown. Parents say it risks splitting up families and forcing children in the same family to attend different schools. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Dozens of parents have expressed anger and frustration after their children were this week not offered places to join their older siblings in school. (...)

Admissions figures show private schools and high-performing non-fee paying schools turned away hundreds of applicants last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Schools in the south Dublin area are among the most heavily oversubscribed in the country, according to enrollment data published for the first time. (...)

A group of parents protest over an end to sibling-first policies outside Our Lady’s Grove National School in Goatstown. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Jamie Tratalos and his partner, Lara Byrne, breathed a huge sigh of relief last year when their daughter secured a place in junior infants at their lo(...)

The Archdiocese of Dublin has asked all primary schools to update admissions policies over the coming weeks

Catholic primary schools say they are powerless to resist orders issued by the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin to drop admission rules that give(...)

Pupils at Our Lady of Lourdes primary school in  Goldenbridge, Inchicore, Dublin, who benefit from the State-funded school meals programme. Photograph: Tom Honan

Schools which provide free meals for students are being encouraged to provide weekly boxes of groceries for families while the schools are closed. Th(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever” as he announced the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan at an event in Glendalough Co Wicklow. Illustration: Getty

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan. The full l(...)

In Northern Ireland last year, the PSNI recorded 2,036 sexual offences against under 18s; 472 of these were against children.

In the small playground of St Paul’s Primary School in Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh the boisterous sound of children playing fills the air. Children in (...)

Forensics examining the scene outside a petrol station in Co Down where a murder investigation has begun. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The victim of the shooting in Co Down on Monday night has been named formally as 54-year-old Malcolm McKeown, a well-known career criminal with loyali(...)

One school building, part of Ardgillan Community College in Balbriggan, Dublin, was closed. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Temporary safety measures are required in 17 schools after structural defects were identified. The 17 schools are in addition to the 22 structures th(...)

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