Joe Mchugh

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The Government plans to build  42 new schools  over the next four years.

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has invited school patron bodies to apply for the patronage of six new post-primary schools to be established next y(...)

Minister of State for Training and Skills John Halligan: ‘The crux of the problem is that if there were spaces on a bus, rather than let it go to its destination with seats empty, we then put children that were not eligible.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

Minister of State for Training and Skills John Halligan has vowed to continue to fight for an extra €4 million for the school bus scheme to continue t(...)

Micheál Martin, as the alternative taoiseach to Leo Varadkar, will face more scrutiny ahead of the next election than at any time in the past. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Even though it was a statement of the obvious, it still gave pause for thought. Regina Doherty, the Minister for Social Protection, was on RTÉ’s Morn(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh: says the reforms will make the process fairer and that safeguards are in place to ensure any decision to grant an exemption ‘should not be taken lightly’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

This week the Minister for Education announced a relaxation of the system for awarding exemptions from studying Irish. On the face of it, it might no(...)

One school building, part of Ardgillan Community College in Balbriggan, Dublin, was closed. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins

Temporary safety measures are required in 17 schools after structural defects were identified. The 17 schools are in addition to the 22 structures th(...)

Ballybunion student Sarah O’Connor, who received 650 points in her Leaving Cert. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Girls have once again outperformed boys in a majority of higher level subjects in this year’s Leaving Cert. A gender breakdown of the results shows g(...)

Labour’s Aodhán Ó Riordáin has proposed the introduction of a free book scheme for primary schools. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

School voluntary contributions are “fees in disguise” and should be banned by Government, according to the Labour Party. Education spokesman Aodhán Ó(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh visiting the National Parents’ Council Post Primary helpline in Croke Park, alongside  Beatrice Dooley, president of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/ The Irish Times

Families who cannot afford to send their children to university should consider more affordable options in regional colleges, Minister for Education J(...)

A third of students are now taking higher level maths with the vast majority of them securing bonus points. Photograph: iStock

1. More performing well in higher level papers The most significant trend evident in this year’s results is a steady increase in the numbers taking(...)

With more than 421,000 additional CAO points awarded  because of the maths bonus points system, points for many highly sought-after programmes will increase.

Download  2019 Leaving Cert results by grade and subject Leaving Cert students have scored more CAO points than ever in this year’s exams due to(...)

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