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Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell-O’Connor during an outline by Fine Gael of its plans for education, at the City Assembly House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fine Gael has said four further technological universities (TUs) will be established in the State within the lifetime of the next government. At a br(...)

An initiative to tackle teacher shortages by allowing secondary schools to jointly hire staff in key subjects has not resulted in a single shared teaching post. File photograph: Getty Images

A Government initiative to tackle teacher shortages by allowing secondary schools to jointly hire staff in key subjects has not resulted in a single s(...)

 Justice Seán Ryan, chair, and Anne McLoughlin, a member of the confidentiality committee, at the launch of Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse Report, in Dublin in 2009. Photograph: Eric Luke

Proposed legislation to seal records relating to historic child abuse for 75 years would make abuse survivors “invisible once more,” an Oireachtas co(...)

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The Minister for Education is planning to give history “special core status” in the junior cycle following a review on whether the subject should rema(...)

Literature on display at the “Beyond Brexit  – The Future of Ireland”  event in Belfast at the weekend. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

It is reasonable to assume that the majority of the 1,500-strong crowd at the weekend conference in Belfast, “Beyond Brexit – The Future of Ireland” ,(...)

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Minister for Education Joe McHugh has insisted that Irish will remain a compulsory part of the school curriculum for students. His comments come at a(...)

Tyler with his mother Wendy Doherty and the text book ‘Making History’. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The single deadliest atrocity in the history of the State – the Dublin and Monaghan bombings – has been “airbrushed” from school books, campaigners sa(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh says he has detected a sense of ‘initiative overload’ among teachers who feel pressurised into implementing a range of new policies. Photo: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

There is a sense of “initiative overload” among teachers who feel pressurised into implementing a range of policies and reforms, according to the new (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris said he believed there was a necessity for change and he wanted to be the Minister to put this to a referendum. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Twelve Cabinet Ministers have declined to state their position on the Oireachtas committee’s recommendations on the Eighth Amendment. The committee p(...)

Wilson’s Bridge in Swan Park, Buncrana, Co Donegal, which  was damaged by flooding last week. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Families directly impacted by major flooding in Donegal have been given €150 per person in financial aid to cover emergency costs such as clothing and(...)

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