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Principal Fiona Lennon welcomes fourth-year students back to St Mary’s Academy CBS in Carlow as the last cohort of students returned to schools in Ireland. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Children’s campaigners have called on all members of society to work together to suppress community transmission of Covid-19 and prioritise children’s(...)

Under the new system, students in special schools or classes are automatically exempt. Photograph: Getty

Fewer secondary school students are securing exemptions for learning Irish since new rules were introduced two years ago. The system of opt-outs was (...)

 Minister for Education Norma Foley speaking at a Government press briefing on Wednesday when the plan was initially announced. Photograph: Julien Behal

The Government has abandoned plans to bring Leaving Certificate students into class for three days a week from next week amid mounting opposition from(...)

Beverley Callender has been a nurse at Villiers School in Limerick  for the past 14 years. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene

“It’s a bit of an enigma being a school nurse,” says Valerie Pedlow about a job she has worked in for almost 30 years, currently at Wesley College in (...)

 Ali Ali, Zaid Alshareefy, Robert Hernon and Mousa Alfaleh, joined Leaving cert students protest outside the Department of Education in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leaving Cert students disappointed with their calculated grades can access a final appeals process independent of the Department of Education, it has (...)

It is crucial that all school communities remain flexible and adaptive to the status of the disease in their community. Photograph: iStock

With less than a week remaining before Ireland’s secondary schools reopen their doors for the new school year, flexibility, clear communication and un(...)

Martin Marjoram, president of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland, right, with general secretary John Mac Gabhann, at Leinster House  earlier this month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government’s plans to reopen the State’s schools will be “massively complex” and demand constant vigilance for unexpected events, teachers have wa(...)

Leaving Cert grades are due to be issued as close as possible to the traditional date in mid-August. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Secondary schools are due to begin sending calculated grades for more than 60,000 Leaving Cert students to the Department of Education from this week.(...)

The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) welcomed the clarity surrounding the examination intentions. File photograph: Eric Luke

The two main secondary teachers’ unions will meet on Friday evening to discuss the cancellation of the Leaving Certificate written examinations this s(...)

Primary school children sit at desks spaced about two yards apart, in Logumkloster, Denmark. Photograph: Emile Ducke/The New York Times

To get a sense of what Irish classrooms might look like when they eventually reopen, Tingjerg primary school in Denmark offers a glimpse into the futu(...)

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