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Jeremiah Cronin (21) with his father Daniel and mother Margaret Cronin. Ms Cronin said she was shocked to learn that her son’s records were being used by the Department of Health without her consent.

A woman whose disabled son’s sensitive health records were being used as part of controversial dossiers for the Department of Health has rejected clai(...)

Students and parents at Clonturk Community College  protest last week over students not being allowed sit the Leaving Cert Applied. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There has been a breakthrough in a dispute in which three students with disabilities were told they would be unable to complete the Leaving Cert Appli(...)

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has announced a €9m fund to boost the research capacity of technological universities and institutes of technology in the area of science and technology. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government is investing €9 million to boost the research capacity of technological universities and institutes of technology in the area of scienc(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley speaking to the media at the INTO’s virtual annual congress which was broadcast from the Killashee Hotel, Co Kildare. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The removal of teachers from the vaccine priority queue is driven by science and is “not a value judgement on any profession”, Minister for Education (...)

The lowest completion rates were among higher certificate or ordinary degree courses in areas such as computing and engineering at institutes of technology. Photograph: iStock

Between 60 and 80 per cent of students in some third-level computing and engineering courses are dropping out, new data shows. Young men with low Lea(...)

We focus on 16 transformative ideas with the potential to enhance Irish society – so that when we go back, we also move forward. Photograph: Getty

Experts from various fields offer 16 transformative ideas that have the potential to enhance society in a post-pandemic ireland The Covid-19 pan(...)

An outbreak is defined as two or more cases occurring. Photograph: Getty Images

and CARL O’BRIEN There were no new Covid-19 outbreaks in schools reported during the first week of them being reopened, and the positivity rate in mas(...)

For decades there has been talk of reforming the Leaving Cert and boosting the chances of students from disadvantaged schools. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The official reaction from the Minister for Education Norma Foley was muted. “The Minister for Education has received the judgment of Mr Justice Mee(...)

Schools will reopen on a phased basis to hundreds of thousands of primary and secondary pupils from March 1st onwards, Minister for Education Norma Foley ha confirmed. Photograph: Julien Behal

Schools will reopen on a phased basis to hundreds of thousands of primary and secondary pupils from March 1st onwards, Minister for Education Norma Fo(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley has announced that a modified version of last year’s calculated grades will be used in this year’s Leaving Cert. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Government was warned some students risked being “thrown under the bus” due to its decision to remove school performance data from the calculated (...)

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