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An examination of the list of secondary schools sending the higherst proportion of their students to third level reveals that four of the top 20 schoo(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh said he wanted to help address the imbalance in the availability of Irish-medium education. Photograph: Alan Betson

Changes to the criteria used to determine the language and ethos of new schools have been welcomed by the Coimisinéir Teanga (Irish language ombudsman(...)

Clodagh Ní Mhaoilchiaráin, principal of Ghaelscoil Bhaile Brigín. She says special needs children can flourish in gaelscoileanna. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Is the Gaeltacht facing extinction? The number of native speakers has been in decline for years, and a stark 2014 report warned that early exposure to(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton: draft legislation prohibits schools from applying a priority in admission based on attendance at a specific pre-school.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Gaelscoileanna will no longer be able to prioritise places for children from Irish-speaking pre-schools under new school admissions legislation. Cur(...)

Tadhg Ó Laoire, Saoirse Ní Mhechair, Jatan Brahmbhatt and Aobhaí Ní Dhuiginn, pupils at  Gaelscoil Thaobh na Coille, Stepaside. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Brendan Shalvey put his daughter’s name down on the waiting list to attend his local Gaelscoil in Kilcock, Co Kildare, when she was just nine months o(...)

Eimear and Sean de Faoite with children Ailbhe (6), Fionan (9), Naoise (12) and Ciara (14), at Kilcock, Co Kildare. Photograph: Eric Luke

Brendan Shalvey put his daughter on the waiting list to attend his local Gaelscoil in Kilcock, Co Kildare, when she was just nine-months-old. That wa(...)

New school admissions legislation will do nothing to change the ‘Catholic first’ enrolment policies of the vast majority of schools, an Oireachtas committee has heard. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

New school admissions legislation will do nothing to change the “Catholic first” enrolment policies of the vast majority of schools, an Oireachtas com(...)