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(...)

Many families say they cannot risk sending their children back to school as it would put vulnerable family members at high risk. Photograph: Getty

Fears over Covid-19 have contributed to a dramatic increase in the number of parents homeschooling their children. New figures from Tusla, the child (...)

Teachers’ unions have called for rapid Covid-19 testing

A revamped contact tracing regime is to be established for schools when they reopen after mid-term to help ensure there is a faster response to positi(...)

Teachers’ unions and principals were consulting with the Department  on Tuesday over the final details of the official guidance which is due to be issued to thousands of teachers in the country’s 700-plus secondary schools this week. Photograph: Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ie

Teachers will be directed to declare conflicts of interest when grading Leaving Cert students who are close family members under official guidance to (...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh announced on Friday that the Leaving Certificate exams will not go ahead this summer for the first time in almost 100 years. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA Wire

The Government is concerned over its exposure to legal action by students who may miss out on college places following its decision to replace the Lea(...)

Last month the National Council for Special Education floated a bold idea: we should consider abolishing special schools and special classes and place all children in mainstream schools. regardless of their level of disability. Photograph: iStock

Last month the National Council for Special Education floated a bold idea: we should consider abolishing special schools and special classes and place(...)

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(...)

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