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Minister for Education Richard Bruton said children were naturally curious, adaptable and inquisitive and could benefit from the scheme.

Schools are being invited to apply for funding to launch innovative projects in teaching and learning using digital technology. The school excellence(...)

Louise Tobin, the principal of St Joseph’s Primary School in Tipperary town. Photograph: John D Kelly

Louise Tobin, principal at St Joseph’s Primary School in Tipperary town, sees how many children are playing catch-up from day one. “Many simply don’t(...)

Ireland’s 10-year-olds have been ranked as having the  best reading skills in Europe and among the top-performers in the world, according to a new  international study. Photo: iStock

Ireland’s 10-year-olds have the best reading skills in Europe and among the top-performers in the world, a major new international study shows. The P(...)

Home-heating costs have seen the biggest jump, according to the AA’s cost-of-living survey.

When the cost of most everything from food, mortgage payments, utility bills, motoring, phones, a modest social life, insurance, school and childcare (...)

Students of Trinity College Dublin: a nationwide study  found that one in eight students had had an unwanted sexual experience during their third level years. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The rules of the dating game are changing. For Trinity College students in Dublin nightclubs, it can help to have a flyer with advice on sexual consen(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and  Minister for Health Simon Harris at the official sod turning ceremony of the new national children’s hospital.  Photograph: RollingNews.ie

The Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona has expressed concerns about plans to adopt a similar name for the new €1 billion national paediatric hospi(...)

Dear LinkedIn, Could we talk. I do not need to be connected with my esteemed colleague Conor Pope. He sits in front of me. Or Carl O’Brien, to my r(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton. The Department of Education has been urged to fast-track its investigation into spending at an education board. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Department of Education has been urged to fast-track its investigation into spending at an education board, following a decision by the board’s ch(...)

This year’s awards span 25 categories, ranging from business and politics to showbiz and sport

The Irish Times has received more nominations than any other newspaper in the shortlist for this year’s national Journalism Awards, with more than twi(...)

 INTO members attend a rally for pay equality for lower-paid teachers outside the Dáil, Kildare Street, Dublin, in December 2016. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) is to take part in a new Government review of pay equality. The union said the plans by the Governme(...)

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