Aine Lynch

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US analysis of research found that, for children aged under 11, there was no link between homework and improved academic achievement. Photograph: iStock

It’s hard to know who hates homework more: teachers who have to set and correct it, children who have to do it or parents who struggle to make sure it(...)

Yvonne Woods with Donncha Woods and Zoe Gogan-O’Brien take part in the OurKidsCode family workshop at the Dublin 7 Educate Together National School, Grangegorman, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ten-year-old Daniel Hughes is pulling the wires, alligator clips and MakeyMakey board out of the box and firing up the laptop computer. His mother Luc(...)

Committee chair Fiona O’Loughlin, a Fianna Fáil TD, said she was aware of parents who were asked to provide essentials such as toilet roll on a regular basis. Photograph: iStock

Some school principals are asking children to bring toilet rolls with them because their schools are under such financial pressure. The claim was mad(...)

Valerie Gaynor with some of the pre-school children at Creative Kids & Co in Walkinstown, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Regina Bushell still remembers having to be brought in “kicking and screaming” on her first day at primary school, just a few weeks after her fourth b(...)

In European terms, Ireland has come very late to investing in the care and education of children under four.

Step through the door of your local creche or pre-school centre and you are walking into an uneasy relationship between the private sector and the Sta(...)

Funding cuts have meant more spending for parents of schoolchildren, according to the CPSMA. Photograph: Getty Images

Parents of Irish schoolchildren have had to spend €46 million to make up for shortfalls following funding cuts, the Catholic Primary Schools Managers’(...)

Don’t ask children what they would do if they got requests from a stranger online but say “if your friend came to you and said this happened, what would you tell them?”

The little girl had bought the phone with her Holy Communion money to watch cartoons, dancing and singing online. It was a very innocent and very mode(...)

The ISPCC said parents need to look at the ‘amount of time their children are online, what age they start going online and what they are watching’. Photograph: Getty

Children’s advocates have stressed the need for parents to monitor their children’s internet use and establish an environment in which young people ca(...)

Google has described its Family Link technology as a way of helping parents “stay in the loop” while their child uses the internet on Android devices. Photographer: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg

A new app allowing parents to closely manage and monitor their children’s internet use is being launched by Google on Wednesday. Ireland will become(...)

Moving on up? “It is one of the first times you are going to have your beautiful child going into a situation that you can’t really control,” says teacher Ray Silke.

“Walking school bags” is one name for them. The first-year pupils arriving at their new secondary school, barely visible underneath a huge, brand new (...)

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