Minister for Education Norma Foley said  there is a burden of responsibility being placed on all of society to ensure schools can fully reopen. Photograph: Julien Behal

The planned return of more than 200,000 secondary school students on April 12th will depend on progress being made in reducing Covid-19 cases, Ministe(...)

Deputy chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn said on Monday that high levels of compliance by the majority were having a positive effect on hospitals. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin

A further 45 deaths of Covid-19 patients have been reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team. Those who died ranged in age from 55 to 104 (...)

Teachers’ unions have expressed “serious concern” over plans for the Leaving Cert and use of calculated grades for students.

Teachers’ unions have expressed “serious concern” over plans for the Leaving Cert and use of calculated grades for students. While both the Teachers’(...)

The Labour Party has called for a ban on advertising by gambling companies

The Labour Party has called for a ban on advertising by gambling companies, saying it is “poisoning” families. However, the party stopped short of ca(...)

Eamon Ryan, one  TD declared, needed ‘to be put back in his green box’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It hasn’t been a great week for the Greens. But there is precious little sympathy for Eamon Ryan and his party from their coalition partners. News o(...)

It is understood broad agreement had been reached among most parties that students would be given the option of calculated grades. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) has agreed to further engagement with the Minister for Education in a bid to resolve a row which (...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley said the department would work with `all stakeholders' to achieve a `full and safe reopening'. File photograph: Alan Betson

The Government is aiming to reach agreement with school staff unions over the phased reopening of all primary and secondary schools within weeks, acco(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the Government was acutely aware of the ‘enormous stress and anxiety’  facing Leaving Cert students. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The Government is to examine alternative options for assessing Leaving Cert students when consultations with education partners are completed, Taoisea(...)

 Minister for Education Norma Foley came under fire in the Dáil on Thursday. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

Minister for Education Norma Foley has been urged, along with trade unions and all other stakeholders, to go into a Brexit-style “tunnel” and not make(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley said claims by the INTO that it did not instruct its members to stay out of schools were “incredibly disingenuous”. Photograph: Julien Behal

The Government and unions are to explore whether it is possible to reopen schools from February 1st if there is a continued decline in Covid-19 cases.(...)

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