Joe Mchugh

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Minister for Education Joe McHugh said that there is “unfinished business” to be addressed on the issue of pay equality. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Teachers’ unions are threatening industrial action if the Government does not make a firm commitment over the coming days to restore pay equality for (...)

Panels of substitute teachers are to be employed on full-time salaries to help primary schools source teaching cover at short notice. Photograph: iStock

Panels of substitute teachers are to be employed on full-time salaries to help primary schools source teaching cover at short notice. Many primary sc(...)

A Constance Markievicz 1918 election poster, erected last year to mark a special exhibition. File Photograph: Getty Images

History could remain an optional subject in the Junior Certificate cycle, under a draft report from a government-ordered review. The National Counci(...)

People who know their history are far less easy to manipulate and are much less susceptible to propaganda in all its manifestations.

A letter writer to this paper recently described a very young student in secondary school innocently inquiring whether the Belfast/Good Friday Agreeme(...)

A satellite view of a 9.5 acre site in Goatstown that was  formerly an Irish Glass Bottle recreational facilities. Photograph: Google Maps

The Department of Education is in advanced talks to purchase a multimillion euro site in the Goatstown area of south Dublin for a new primary and seco(...)

Projects from the life and physical sciences, humanities and social sciences were awarded funding. Photograph: Getty Images

Ground-breaking basic research in the Republic is to benefit from €12 million in State funding with 12 leading researchers each benefiting from €1 mil(...)

Students Sean O’Sullivan; Eoghan Kenny and Luke Kennedy pictured on the site of the 2016 school fire at Patrician Academy secondary school in Mallow, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Students at a Cork secondary school have written to the Minister for Education asking for work to begin on a new permanent building to replace a block(...)

Why did you leave the Irish education system? Where do you live and work now, and how to pay and conditions compare? Photograph: iStock

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is due to travel to the United Arab Emirates in the coming months to try to convince Irish teachers working in the M(...)

Laura Mulvey, whose daughter attends Scoil an Duinnínigh, in Co Dublin, is frustrated by unclear answers about the divestment process. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Outside the gates of Catholic national schools in the affluent suburbs of Malahide and Portmarnock this week, there was only one topic of conversation(...)

A vote was due to take place next week by parents to measure their interest in divesting from a Catholic school to another patron body in the area. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Archdiocese of Dublin is to postpone voting over plans to divest a Catholic school of its patronage in the north of the city following “confusion (...)

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