Clive Byrne

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Minister for Education Richard Bruton: his decision to close schools for a second day was widely backed by school bodies.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Schools are unlikely to be required to cut short their holidays to make up for lost time as a result of closures linked to Storm Ophelia, according to(...)

School classrooms remained empty for a second day on Tuesday. Photograph: iStock

The Department of Education has defended its decision to close all schools for a second day in the face of criticism from some parents. Minister for (...)

The Health Service Executive has suggested parents participate in the celebration this year by organising alcohol-free events. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Parents are being asked to take steps to ensure their teenage children celebrate their Junior Certificate exam results safely and are aware of the dan(...)

Both the Junior Cert and Leaving Cert exams will get under way with English papers on Wednesday.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins, Government Ministers and education groups have wished students the best in the 2017 Junior and Leaving Cert as exams get (...)

About 3,750 examiners are needed to mark written exams this year

The State Examinations Commission says it is confident it will have sufficient examiners to mark Junior and Leaving Cert papers as exams get under way(...)

The third annual Student Attitudes Index indicates  60 per cent of students worry about how much they used their phones, but 80 per cent said they also used the devices for educational purposes.

Almost half the children in Irish secondary schools say they are addicted to smartphones with even greater numbers admitting to routinely and secretly(...)

Proponents say the new system will drastically reduce the number of students who miss out on their course due to random selection, and will incentivise more students to take subjects at higher level. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

As if students didn’t have enough to contend with. Between the Leaving Cert exams and the looming CAO change-of-mind deadline, sixth years have a lot (...)

ASTI delegates pictured at the  conference in Killarney in April. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Parents are voting with their feet and sending their children to schools where there is no fear of industrial action by the country’s biggest secondar(...)

ASTI members  take part in a strike at Beneavin De La Salle College, Dublin, last November. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Recently, secondary teachers from the ASTI and TUI unions met at two separate conferences to discuss the state of Ireland’s post-primary education sys(...)

Clive Byrne, director of the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals, said Ireland was well positioned to become an “educational superpower” in Europe

Primary and secondary schools face a shortage of principals as the job increasingly becomes bogged down in administration, according to a new report. (...)

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