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Ruairí Quinn: said  constant pupil-teacher ratios ref
lected the way the Government had “prioritised education” at a time of financial crisis.
welcomed the fact that despite these increased numbers

School principals have called for an audit of teaching resources as new figures published today confirm the number of primary school pupils has surged(...)

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn: “There is a vast array of opportunities for education, training and to get new skills throughout [students’] lives.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn has welcomed an increase in the number of Leaving Cert students planning to sit higher level maths thi(...)

The number of one-teacher schools in the country could rise to 60 by next September, a seven-fold increase in just two years, the Dáil has been told.

The number of one-teacher schools in the country could rise to 60 by next September, a seven-fold increase in just two years, the Dáil has been(...)

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn: “A number of these schools have already commenced operation, and the remainder will open between now and 2016.’’   Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

More than 20 new post-primary schools were being established throughout the State under a five-year plan to meet increased student nu(...)

Senior teachers are pressing the Department of Education to draw up plans to accommodate an expected 15 per cent jump in the numbers beginning (...)

Survey indicates primary schools have moved to reduce the availability of fizzy drinks, sweets and crisps in school shops and vending machines.

Secondary schools are slow to give up vending machines selling “junk food”, according to a study. And Minister for Education R(...)

World of science: Irish  school laboratories need to be “brought up to a minimum standard required to teach all of the mandatory practical work required by the Leaving Cert”. photograph: Ableimages

Ireland’s taxpayers have poured hundreds of millions of euro into scientific research over the past decade and we now rank as a global knowledge leade(...)

The Department of Education published details of the new scheme yesterday

Plans to eradicate school waiting lists and booking deposits for school places have been broadly welcomed by education and parents’ groups.The propose(...)

School leadership is a critical part of the investment formula for our schools. As each of us helps to shape the recovery of our society and ec(...)

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