PE teacher Agata Suszczynska, principal Declan Hughes and councillor Lettie McCarthy at St Tiernan’s Community School, Dundrum. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A disadvantaged community school – just yards from a fee-paying school at the centre of controversy over State-funded hockey pitches – says it has bee(...)

Thomas Byrne, Fianna Fáil TD and education spokesman, said teacher retirement figures show “people are literally running out of the profession”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Department of Education needs an extra €80 million to pay for a doubling in the number of projected retirements from teaching and other education (...)

Our Lady’s Grove primary school in  Goatstown Road where the Congregation of the Religious of Jesus and Mary is selling off sports fields. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

A religious order has sold a plot of land for an estimated €13 million despite objections from parents at the adjoining primary school. The Congrega(...)

Senator Lynn Ruane called on Caranua CEO Mary Higgins to resign from her role, at the Oireachtas Education Committee. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The chief executive of Caranua, the independent statutory organisation charged with managing a fund to improve the lives of survivors of institutional(...)

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald says no inquiry will produce the required outcome as long as Ms O’Sullivan remains in office. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan should be removed from office in the best interests of An Garda Síochána, Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDona(...)

Apartments  at Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Apartment owners at the Beacon South Quarter development in Sandyford, Dublin are facing legal action from Dublin Fire Brigade if they do not undertak(...)

  Aoife Culleton and Killian Ryan of  Beacon South Quarter Owners Group, at The Beacon South Quarter complex at Sandyford, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Attempts to resolve more than €10 million in fire safety and other structural defects at the Beacon South Quarter apartments in south Dublin stalled o(...)

Fine Gael TD Tom Neville, Senator Frances Black, Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald, Green Party’s Catherine Martin and Fianna Fáil TD James Browne. Photograph: Rachel Flaherty

New funding of €37 million for community mental health services in the upcoming Budget is “vital” to help stop the escalating crisis in the State, an (...)

Minister for Justice and  Equality Frances Fitzgerald has estimated that more than 4,000 people will be denied entry to Ireland in 2016. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The number of foreigners blocked at Irish air and sea ports is set to more than double this year when compared to 2013, according to new figures from (...)

Down with this kind of thing: Minister for Transport Shane Ross and Cllr Deirdre Donnelly offer their verdict on Cherrygarth development

The woes of the residents of Mount Merrion, Co Dublin continue with the planning approval for 63 residential units (including two four-storey apartmen(...)

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