Scoil Mhuire

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A gust of wind proves a challenge for bride-to-be Aisling Barron who was en-route to getting married at the Church of St Vincent de Paul on Griffith Avenue, Dublin.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

High turnout has been reported in many parts of the country as voting continues to elect the 33rd Dáil. Turnout was as high as 62 per cent in some ar(...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin Kenny TD canvassing Karen Dockery from Annaghduff, Co Leitrim, in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph:  Brian Farrell

Children from 33 nationalities attend Scoil Mhuire primary school in Carrick-on-Shannon, the town where Iraqi-born youngster Zak Moradi learned how to(...)

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Falling numbers of students taking the Leaving Cert in certain schools affect perceived progression rates to college in an unexpected way. The percen(...)

Pupils at Scoil Mhuire’s nurture room in Coolcotts, Co Wexford, alongside special needs assistant Lisa Walsh, teacher Ger Pitt and principal Mags Jordan. Photograph: Patrick Browne

When the children in Ger Pitt’s class arrive for school they don’t set to work – they set the table. Scoil Mhuire, Coolcotts, Wexford, is a problem-s(...)

Department of Education inspectors’ reports released under the Freedom of Information Act show dozens of examples of schools breaching these rules. Photograph: iStock

Hundreds of vulnerable children are missing out on vital education supports due to schools using resources ring-fenced for special needs to hire teach(...)

Supporters of the Save Clondalkin Convent Campaign demonstrate against plans to develop the Presentation Convent. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A primary school is set to lose its only playground under plans by the Presentation Order nuns and a Richard Barrett-led property group to develop a 1(...)

Alannah Bradley; Lorna Barron; Denise Dowds and Marie Barr, Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Co Donegal. Photograph : Julian Behal

Twenty “inspirational” teachers from across Ireland have been shortlisted for a new initiative aimed at recognising the contribution of the teaching p(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ‘He’s now spinning it as if I’m the one holding it up. If you look up his speeches, it’s me – I’m the only one ever mentioned.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has accused the Minister for Education, Joe McHugh, of spinning against him on the issue of places(...)

The funeral of Emmy Eckert (5) was told on Monday  she was ‘so full of fun, joy and life’.

A pastor at a Baptist Church in Ballincollig, Co Cork has thanked the community for the support given to the family of a 5 year-old local girl who dro(...)

The emergency services were alerted and according to local media, paramedics worked to try and resuscitate the little girl at the scene before she was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Photograph: iStock

A five-year-old Cork girl who drowned in Germany last week will be laid to rest on Monday. Emmy Eckert was holidaying with her parents, Andreas and D(...)

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