Tánaiste Eamon  Gilmore said changing how special needs educational resources were best used  was “reasonable”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There were heated exchanges and persistent heckling in the Dáil today when Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore told the House there were no cuts in the allocation (...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has acknowledged the Government “got it wrong” with the introduction of a centralised system to administer third-l(...)

A leg up: fee-paying schools are seen to give students an advantage. St Michael’s College and Blackrock College clash in the Leinster Schools Senior Cup Final last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

Should the state support fee-paying schools? This question is arguably the most divisive in Irish education today, pitting parent against parent, t(...)

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