Joe Mchugh

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Research shows recruitment firms are struggling to fill vacancies in rapidly growing areas such as IT, science/engineering and business. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty

More than 100,000 “economically inactive” homemakers, retirees and jobless people could be encouraged into the labour force with flexible working hou(...)

Psychologists say they feel under pressure from parents and schools to give exemptions for the study of Irish to students who do not qualify for the o(...)

Parents whose children  will be starting school in the next five years will be entitled to vote using the Department of Education’s new online patronage process system. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Parents will on Monday be invited to vote for their preferred patron bodies to run 12 new primary schools which will be established next year in areas(...)

For the 11th year running, there are more girls (56 per cent) than boys competing in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Photograph:  Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

There are strong indications that more female students are embracing chemistry, physics and maths; subjects traditionally dominated by male students. (...)

The Irish education system is highly unusual in its reliance on voluntary work to support schools. Photograph: Getty Images

Schools are struggling to recruit time-pressed parents and members of the community to serve in a voluntary basis on school boards. The move has prom(...)

Secondary school teachers are trained through a two-year postgraduate masters in education, meaning most will have to spend six years at college. Photograph: iStock

Even the best schools, teachers and principals have problems that are outside their control. Schools don’t operate in a vacuum: education is highly po(...)

 Students at Grafton College,  Paola Ambrosio (left) from Rio de Janeiro, and  Rosiane de Avila, from Santa Catarina, both Brazil, have been told the college will have no classes for the foreseeable future in Portobello, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

More than a dozen teachers and staff from a private English-language college occupied its premises in Dublin on Monday night after learning that they (...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh said the department treated all protected disclosures seriously and followed up on all the issues raised. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Department of Education has been accused of not tackling “shocking” management failures at an Educate Together school that has seen enrolments fal(...)

 Emer Foley teacher (with megaphone) joined other Students, teachers and parents from North Wicklow Educate Together Secondary School protest outside Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Hundreds of pupils at a secondary school in Bray, Co Wicklow, have demonstrated outside Leinster House after it was confirmed they will be forced to l(...)

Aer Arann was established in 1970. Photograph: Aer Arann

The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has appointed air transport consultants in an effort to ensure the continuity of flights between(...)

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