Schools across Ireland are being encouraged to sow Lumper potatoes this spring to commemorate the Irish Famine.

Schools across Ireland are being encouraged to sow Lumper potatoes this spring as a way of commemorating those who died during the Famine of the 1840s(...)

Clongowes Wood College:  its  numbers have climbed to 450 students, the highest in more than 200 years. Photograph:  Peter Thursfield

Many boarding schools say student numbers are on the rise because parents do not want their children to be “hunched over screens” in their bedrooms, a(...)

Cork coroner calls for school course on dangers of drugs

The Department of Education should look at introducing a course in transition year on the dangers of drug taking given the increase in the number of t(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said decisions over whether to close will be left to individual schools. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

All schools and third-level institutions in Munster and Leinster are to close for the remainder of the week. Minister for Education Richard Bruton an(...)

School principals in Swords agree there is a “serious issue” with a shortage of junior infant places. Some said it was a “foreseeable problem” the department should have prepared for

Parents in Swords, Co Dublin, are appealing to Minister for Education Richard Bruton to intervene in a “crisis” over lack of school places. Over 10(...)

INTO says having teachers gather students’ PPS numbers, ethnicity and religion for the Primary Online Database is an “under-resourced” model. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/File Photo

Primary school teachers were told by their union last October that collection of personal data belonging to pupils for a new database to be operated b(...)