David Ruddy

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Minister for Education Joe McHugh has signalled he will establish panels of substitute teachers who would be employed on full-time salaries to provide cover in schools at short notice.

Panels of substitute teachers may be employed on full-time salaries to help schools source teaching cover at short notice. Many schools say they are (...)

The Irish Primary Principals’ Network says many schools provide a ‘safe haven’ for vulnerable and homeless children. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

More than one in four primary schools across the State have homeless children who are suffering from anxiety, poor self-esteem and exhaustion. That i(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton: is set to signal changes in teacher training to help address staff shortages in key subjects at second level. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Teachers on career breaks will be encouraged to return to the classroom by lifting restrictions on their employment in a move aimed at easing acute sh(...)

The Irish Primary Principals’ Network says it has noticed a “disturbing trend” relating to the emotional wellbeing of students. File photograph: Getty Images

Increasing anxiety among schoolchildren in primary schools has emerged as one of the biggest problems facing school principals. The Irish Primary Pri(...)

Chloe Callaghan from Lucan at the launch of the ISPCC Shield Campaign at the Westbury Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A tendency to say “we’re only having a laugh” when making fun of others often excuses what the butt of the joke considers bullying, the launch (...)