Anne Looney

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St Patrick’s Boys’ National School in Drumcondra and Gaelscoil Ros Eo in Rush, Co Dublin among those to close. Photograph: iStock

The Department of Agriculture should have issued a public notice about the problems with ViraPro hand sanitiser on October 16th when a formal notice w(...)

The head of Ireland’s largest faculty of education has said schools will need to place a greater focus on the emotional health of children when they eventually reopen. Photograph: iStock

School closures have resulted in a sharp drop in demand for therapy and support from children with anxiety and mental health problems, according to pr(...)

Students graduating from CSN College of Further Education in Cork. Further education is becoming an important route for entry into third-level degree courses. File photograph: Diane Cusack

Students who first complete further education courses are significantly more likely to graduate from third-level degree courses, new research suggest(...)

Cliodhna Halpin, a learning support teacher at St Joseph’s National School, Bonnybrook, along with pupils  Max Maples and Leannah McCarthy help launch a DCU initiative to celebrate the ransformative role of teachers. Photograph: Julien Behal

Dublin City University has launched a “teachers inspire” initiative aimed at recognising the transformative role of educators. Members of the public (...)

Dr Anne Looney, executive dean at DCU, said: ‘Now ISL gets its full recognition, and equal status as a path to primary teaching’

Deaf people will have the opportunity to become primary-school teachers for students with hearing impairments under a new teaching degree. The new Ba(...)

January 10th is the final day for payment of the Local Property Tax. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The head of Revenue’s Local Property Tax section said they are not privy to the Government’s plans to change how the Local Property Tax (LPT) will be (...)

Dr Anne Looney of DCU’s institute of education, author Roddy Doyle and DCU president Brian MacCraith at the launch of the university’s partnership with Fighting Words. Photo: Rosa Devine

A new partnership between Fighting Words and Dublin City University’s institute of education aims to help ensure children’s creativity is not stifled (...)

School management bodies say a “crisis” in the supply of teachers in key subjects is undermining the quality of education for students. File photograph: Getty Images

Many universities are to be given quotas on the number of secondary teachers to be trained in key subjects for the first time to help ease a staffing (...)

Hibernia said the approach was not a replacement for teachers, but had potential to ease difficulties facing students and school principals. Photograph: Google Street View

Some secondary schools are live-streaming video of classes to their pupils because of a shortage of qualified teachers in key subjects, an Oireachtas (...)

Dr Anne Looney, head of Dublin City University’s faculty of education, says DCU planning to extend its range of undergraduate teacher education programmes. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Third-level colleges are resisting plans by Minister for Education Richard Bruton to introduce quotas on the number of teachers they train in specific(...)

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