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Peter Dargan: played crucial part in setting up the Ranelagh Players and Beechwood FC

Peter Dargan, who died on Easter Monday last, was a quiet, gentle, self-effacing person who left an indelible mark on the community in Ranelagh, Dubli(...)

Louise Tobin, principal of St Joseph’s Primary School, Tipperary Town, which has been given Deis status. ‘We’re looking forward to a brighter future for our young children,’ she says. Photograph: John D Kelly

When word came through earlier this month, says Louise Tobin, there was “excitement and amazement” in the school corridors. St Joseph’s Primary Schoo(...)

Primary and secondary schools say pupil numbers are down by an average of about 30 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Many schools reporting record low attendances on the first day back after the Christmas break as pupils stayed away for Covid reasons. Primary and s(...)

Schools expect ‘huge absenteeism’ rates this week due to fears among parents over rising numbers of Covid-19 cases and proximity to the Christmas holidays. Photograph: iStock

Schools expect “huge absenteeism” rates this week due to fears among parents over rising numbers of Covid-19 cases and proximity to the Christmas holi(...)

Primary and secondary schools are due to open for three days next week before the Christmas break. Photograph: iStock

There are no plans to close schools early ahead of the Christmas break, according to the Department of Education. Some health experts and school prin(...)

School’s board of management says  it is closing the 270-pupil school as a ‘vital health and safety precaution for all’. File photograph: iStock

A primary school in Co Wexford has blamed “serious flaws” with revised close contact rules for an outbreak of more than 30 cases of Covid-19, which h(...)

FeliSpeaks, a Nigerian-Irish poet, spoken word performance artist and playwright. Photograph: Alan Betson

FeliSpeaks - or Felicia Olusanya - is a Nigerian-Irish poet, spoken word performance artist and playwright. She sat the Leaving Cert in Meán Scoil Mhu(...)

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. (...)

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