Joe Mchugh

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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 (...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh hits out at  claims  that students would be prevented from celebrating events such as Christmas or Easter under a multidenominational patron. Photograph: Jim Coughlan

The process for selecting Catholic schools for divestment is set to be reviewed by the Department of Education following “scaremongering” targeted at (...)

Schools are to be equipped with new energy-efficient windows, heating systems, lights and renewable technologies under a new pilot project. Photograph: iStock

Seventeen older schools are to be transformed into top-rated energy-efficient buildings this year as part of pilot programme to be extended across hun(...)

Under the pilot project, SNAs will be automatically provided to schools at the start of the school year based on their profile rather than number of pupils diagnosed with disabilities. Photograph: iStock

Special needs assistants (SNAs) will be automatically provided to schools at the start of the academic year rather than waiting for an individual stud(...)

Students, in particular, support continuous assessment via regular class tests. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Leaving Cert students should be assessed on a staggered basis over two years instead of facing a single set of summer exams, according to groups consu(...)

The observations will feed into a report to the Minister for Education Joe McHugh. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Leaving Certificate is too narrowly focused on academic learning and is not suitable for students of varying abilities, according to groups consul(...)

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

YES: “It is only by studying history that we learn who we are” Mary O’Rourke I want to give two cheers to Joe McHugh for reviewing the decision to r(...)

Toilet in classroom at Charleville CBS Primary, Co Cork, where part of the roof recently fell in.

A primary school principal says he will not allow his staff and pupils return to “dire” classroom conditions after the Easter holidays unless the Depa(...)

The Leaving Cert higher level Irish paper

This week it emerged that several thousand students are opting not to sit the Leaving Cert Irish exam each year. So why are so many students opting n(...)

Business volunteers Colin O’Brien and Ciara Egan from Avanade conducting a Junior Achievement Ireland entreprenuership education programme  with fifth class from Scoil Treasa Naofa, Donore Avenue.  Photograph: Alan Betson

You have to admire the optimism of children who set up shop on the street outside their house to sell a ragged assortment of “pre-loved” toys, books a(...)

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