Joe Mchugh

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A placard from a teachers’ strike led by the  ASTI in 2016. The TUI is to ballot members next month to renew its mandate for industrial action as tensions rise over controversial two-tier pay scales.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A teachers’ union is to ballot members next month to renew its mandate for industrial action as tensions rise over controversial two-tier pay scales .(...)

 Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD at the launch of the 2019/20 schools HPV vaccine programme, the HPV vaccine is now being given to all first year students in secondary school including girls and for the first time, boys. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Proposals to introduce mandatory vaccination schemes in schools may be “challenging to do legally,” according to preliminary advice from the Attorney (...)

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Schools may be breaching children’s constitutional rights by putting them on “reduced timetables” and, when doing so with Traveller children, violatin(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ‘He’s now spinning it as if I’m the one holding it up. If you look up his speeches, it’s me – I’m the only one ever mentioned.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has accused the Minister for Education, Joe McHugh, of spinning against him on the issue of places(...)

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No Child 2020 is an ongoing initiative by The Irish Times, providing a sustained focus on child welfare and children’s issues. We explore the problems(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh: ‘I am deeply conscious of the stress and anxiety facing parents and their children as we work to secure more places. It is a priority issue for the department.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Hundreds of children with autism or special needs are without appropriate school places ahead of the start of the new school year, new figures indicat(...)

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(...)

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