Aine Hyland

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Some 85 per cent of teachers surveyed said it would be unacceptable if the same template of syllabus design used at junior cycle was to be used for  the Leaving Cert

Science teachers say a new science curriculum for pupils completing the junior cycle amounts to a “dumbing down” of the subject. The finding is conta(...)

Donogh O’Malley’s announcement of his intention to introduce free secondary education sparked the ire of the Department of Finance. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

Not all doom-laden Department of Finance warnings over ambitious public spending plans necessarily come to pass. While the department tasked with kee(...)

Patrons control the ethos and philosophy of a school, appoint the chair of the board of management and approve the membership of the board. Photograph: iStock

Over the next 10 years, the Government will spend an eye-watering €8 billion on new school buildings. It will then hand over the keys – and control – (...)

Prof Áine Hyland, one of the founding parents of the   Dalkey School Project, with David Rankin (10), Dylan O’Broin (11), Emily Roarty (5), Sophie Roarty (8), Matt O’Broin (7) and Oliver Donohue (9) at Educate Together’s 40th anniversary event. Photograph: Brendan Lyon/ImageBureau

When a pioneering group of parents went about trying to set up the State’s first multi-denominational school in the mid-1970s, they quickly realised t(...)

While the “baptism barrier” has been removed for most schools, minority faith schools may are entitled to discriminate based on religion in their admissions. Photograph: iStock

Should a child who attends church services regularly get priority access to their local State-funded school? It’s a question that goes to the heart o(...)

Teacher shortages are being identified across the majority of subject areas.

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has set a target for our education system to become the premier one in Europe by 2026. This is an admirable go(...)

Disadvantaged schools have much higher concentrations of students with special needs,  an Irish Times analysis of data on education supports found. Photograph: iStock

Fee-paying schools do not provide any special classes for children with autism or learning disabilities, it has emerged. Disadvantaged schools, by co(...)

New members admitted to the Royal Irish Academy, pictured outside the academy on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: John Ohle

The Government’s Brexit Strategy should seek to preserve the closest possible research links between Ireland and the UK, according to the president of(...)

St Joseph’s Secondary School in Drogheda, Co Louth. The expulsion rate at the 700-pupil Christian Brothers school is 10 times the national average. Image: Google Streetview

Parents have complained to authorities regarding “excessive” disciplinary measures at a school where the number of suspensions is running at three tim(...)

The stories behind religion: Julia Poirier, book conservator with the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle looking  a mid-16th century Koran. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

I have always been sceptical about the position of religion in schools. Teaching the stories of saints alongside more provable subjects makes those st(...)

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