Joe Mchugh

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Minister for Education Joe McHugh pointed out that the school curriculum was determined through an extensive process conducted by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, which resulted in the production of syllabuses or specifications for each subject area.  File image: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Senator who championed legislation to ensure Traveller history and culture is taught as part of the school curriculum has expressed her regret at (...)

A tapestry portraying Cardinal John Henry Newman hangs from the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican. Photograph: Alessandra Tarantino/AP

The founding rector/president of Ireland’s only Catholic university, precursor of University College Dublin (UCD), John Henry Newman was canonised by (...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh said the entire schools transport scheme would be reviewed over the coming year. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The cost of transporting special needs pupils to schools in taxis and minibuses is set to climb to a record €100 million next year. One factor behin(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said there was “a need for the transformation of dimensions of Irish culture for the sake of mature pluralism”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Irish universities have “lost the dream” which Cardinal John Henry Newman had of “liberal education and of a liberal education for Catholics”, the Arc(...)

Students, teachers and parents from North Wicklow Educate Together Secondary School protest outside Leinster House, Dublin recently. The school is still awaiting a permanent home.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has been urged to clarify how a cut in the capital budget for education next year will impact on the delivery of school buildings and o(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh says millions of euro from the planned capital budget for next year is being diverted into day-to-day spending on resources for special needs and other pupils. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government has insisted that thousands of planned new school and college places will be delivered next year despite a cut to the capital budget fo(...)

Cardinal Newman, a convert to Catholicism from the Church of England, came to Ireland in 1851 at the invitation of then Catholic archbishop of Dublin Paul Cullen to be the rector of a new Catholic University, now UCD. Photograph: Getty Images

UCD has announced it will send a representative to Rome next Sunday for the canonisation of its first rector Cardinal John Henry Newman. In a statem(...)

Hundreds of teachers and special needs assistants will be hired over the coming year under measures contained in Budget 2020. File photograph: David Sleator

Hundreds of teachers and special needs assistants will be hired over the coming year to meet the needs of our growing school population. Overall, the(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh said the Government was “committed to the continued provision of higher education in Kerry Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The Minister for Education has assured Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) it will not have to take on IT Tralee’s debts in the event that they merge t(...)

In ordinary level maths, a relatively high proportion of students - 6 per cent or more than 1,330 candidates – failed the exam. File image: Getty

One in ten Junior Cert students who sat the higher level history exam this year did not pass it, one of the highest fail rates for any subject. While(...)

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