Clonkeen College in Deansgrange, south Dublin:  The Edmund Rice Schools Trust, which manages 100 Christian Brothers schools across the State,  has moved to dissolve the board of management, but need the approval of Minister for Education Richard Bruton

The board of a Catholic secondary school in south Dublin has appealed to Minister for Education Richard Bruton to “back the school” in a dispute with (...)

Edward Melly, principal of Clonkeen College, by school grounds the Christian Brothers want to sell. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The board of management of Clonkeen College in south Dublin has been told it will be dissolved over its resistance to a controversial plan by the Chri(...)

Students Katie McCabe, Jay Pope and Ayrton Kelly at Outhouse on Capel Street, Dublin. Some 70% of LGBTI young people feel schools in Ireland are still not fully inclusive of these students. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The election of Barack Obama heralded the end of racism in America, in much the same way as the marriage referendum in Ireland eradicated homophobia a(...)

Concerned parents with their children at Our Lady’s Grove primary school in Goatstown, where the religious owners sold land to Durkan Homes for a reported €13 million.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Emergency motions calling for measures to protect school lands across south Dublin from housing development, will come before Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown c(...)

“All you need is to be able to breathe”: Jay O’Mahony, Daragh McNally, Jack Foley, Mark Kenefick and Ryan Sharpe of Scoil Cholmcille, Blarney Street, Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

In recent years most of the emphasis in mental health education has been on teenagers and adults, with less focus on children. But now a teacher in a (...)

The Christian Brothers are planning to sell two-thirds of the sports pitches, 7.5 acres of land surrounding Clonkeen College in Blackrock, Dublin, to help fund its financial commitments to the State.

The decision by the Congregation of the Christian Brothers to sell eight acres of playing fields in a Dublin school has “betrayed” its teachers, the s(...)

Gerard Mooney, principal at Synge Street primary school in Dublin 8.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s one of Ireland’s best-known schools, with an impressive roll call of past pupils such as Gay Byrne, Eddie Jordan, Eamonn Andrews and former presi(...)

St Joseph’s Industrial School in Clifden, Co Galway. Photograph: Kellie Greene

The agreement between the State and the country’s religious orders has been repeatedly questioned since it came to light in the months after it was ag(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ‘I think some of the, what I would call, educational establishment in the Catholic Church are dragging their feet.’   Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

At DCU in September 2006 Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said “the fostering of plurality of educational patronage is something desirable and welcome in Ir(...)