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Green TD Neasa Hourigan will chair the Committee on Budgetary Oversight, despite losing her speaking rights after voting against the Government in the last Dáil session. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

James Lawless, the Kildare North Fianna Fáil TD who was passed over for promotion to a junior ministry this week, has been named chair of the Oireacht(...)

The INTO has welcomed the introduction of substitute supply panels which will make it easier for schools to access replacement teachers. Photograph: iStock

Some 2,800 part-time teachers are being offered additional hours to support schools as they reopen this week and deal with new Covid-19 guidelines. (...)

Richard Bruton, the new chairman of Fine Gael’s parliamentary party. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An urban-versus-rural battle in Fine Gael this week revived memories of the Great Heave of 2010, when country and western Enda Kenny routed the leader(...)

Previous minister for education Joe McHugh conceded there were ‘legal vulnerabilities’ relating to the predicted grades shift. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ministers have been warned by Government officials of potential lawsuits being taken by Leaving Cert students against the State due to the introductio(...)

This year’s Leaving Cert results will not be issued until September 7th. File photograph: The Irish Times

Students and third-level colleges have expressed anger and frustration over delays to issuing this year’s Leaving Cert results. More than 60,000 Leav(...)

Last November,  then minister for education Joe McHugh advised schools across the south Dublin area that he was preparing to activate new legislation which could compel schools to accommodate children with special needs. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Dozens of primary schools across south Dublin are to be forced to open special classes for children with autism due to an acute shortages of places. (...)

Former minister for education Joe McHugh has turned down the offer of a junior ministry. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA Wire

The leaders of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have sought to rectify the regional imbalance of their ministerial appointments with a series of new junior m(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Jim O’Callaghan turned down a junior ministry and his statement is seen as an indication he intends to cultivate the party grassroots ahead of a potential future leadership bid. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The junior ministerial appointments were the last chance Micheál Martin, Leo Varadkar and, to a lesser extent, Eamon Ryan, had to calm the anger among(...)

Josepha Madigan has been appointed a Minister of State. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A Fianna Fáil TD has accused Taoiseach Micheál Martin of insulting him and his community by passing him over for a junior ministerial post. (...)

New Fine Gael TD Jennifer Carroll MacNeill could be in line for a quick promotion. She has worked in different government departments as an adviser, is close to Leo Varadkar and is a strong media performer. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Groups of TDs gathered around Leinster House and the National Convention Centre for nervous conversations about their prospects, conscious that they a(...)

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