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Parents of children with a disability and those with children in the senior primary classes were more likely to feel their child was not learning enough. Photograph: iStock

More than a quarter of parents feel their children’s education has suffered during the Covid-19 school closures, according to new research. The study(...)

Students in disadvantaged secondary schools are three times more likely to have  disengaged with their teachers since schools closed last March. Photograph: iStock

Students in disadvantaged secondary schools are three times more likely to have disengaged with their teachers during the lockdown, according to a new(...)

Edward Gray and his sons Tom (9) and Charlie (5). Like  thousands of parents, he has been plunged into home-schooling’s his children.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

Edward Gray is an engineer by profession. Over the past week, however. he’s had to reinvent himself. The father of two is juggling his day job with t(...)

Cora McCauley, a mother of four in Co Galway, has been home-schooling two of her children for the past six years. “Ask then what do they want to get out of the experience. Don’t try to replicate school at home,” she says.

With schools across the State shut for weeks, many parents are finding themselves plunged into trying to home-school their children. Ideally, teacher(...)

Full list of candidates Part of the capital, yet somewhat different, as its councillors proved when recently vetoing proposals for a directly e(...)

Leo Varadkar: served on the council before he was elected to the Dáil. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Councillors in Fingal spurned lobbying efforts by Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar to get them to support the proposal for a directly electe(...)