Alan Mongey

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The National Association of Principals and Deputies has warned parents against heading abroad on holidays. File photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Parents who bring their families on holiday abroad risk jeopardising the safe reopening of schools in September, an Oireachtas committee has heard. A(...)

Alan Mongey, president of the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals, said his organisation would like to see a full return of all students to school in late August-September, “provided it is safe, practical and possible to do so for students, all school staff and school leaders”. Photograph: PA

Additional funding must be provided to schools to enable them to implement in full Department of Education guidelines for reopening, the Irish Primary(...)

Filip Gnitecki practises guitar at Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun, Dublin.

Ireland’s education system is a paradox. Abroad, international schools are slurping up our highly-trained teachers for both primary and secondary leve(...)

First year students with Surface Pro devices using tablet devices as a learning resource during their Spanish class at Coláiste Bhaile Chláir. Photographs: Joe O’Shaughnessy

There are no textbooks at Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, a post-primary school in Claregalway, Co Galway. Having digital coursework means that lessons bec(...)

Elle O’Reilly at the unveiling of Marlborough Street Mural, a community arts project stretching more than 50 metres on the corner of Marlborough Street and Marlborough Place in Dublin sponsored by The Irish Life and Luas Cross City. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A community street art project created by local teenagers was today unveiled in Dublin’s north inner city.A group of five teenagers ranging in age fro(...)