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Pupils at Our Lady of Lourdes primary school in  Goldenbridge, Inchicore, Dublin, who benefit from the State-funded school meals programme. Photograph: Tom Honan

Schools which provide free meals for students are being encouraged to provide weekly boxes of groceries for families while the schools are closed. Th(...)

Síle McDonnell, teacher and  home school community liaison, and Fiona Nolan, a teacher at St Mary’s Primary School near Dorset Street, delivering donated school meals to disadvantaged families. Photograph: Alan Betson

While most teachers are giving remote classes online during the school closures, one teacher is delivering something even more important: meals for pu(...)

A file image of  INTO members attending a rally for pay equality for lower paid teachers outside the Dáil. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Primary school teachers have set the Government a deadline of the end of the current school year to deal with the two-tier pay system. The Irish Nat(...)

Department of Education inspectors’ reports released under the Freedom of Information Act show dozens of examples of schools breaching these rules. Photograph: iStock

Hundreds of vulnerable children are missing out on vital education supports due to schools using resources ring-fenced for special needs to hire teach(...)

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation’s general secretary John Boyle says schools will not be able to deliver inclusive education without sufficient resources.

A plan to prohibit schools from asking parents who wish to enrol a pupil whether their child has special needs is “ill-conceived” and risks failing vu(...)

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 says use of reduced timetables to manage the behaviour of vulnerable pupils is ‘unacceptable’. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

The use of reduced timetables to manage the behaviour of vulnerable pupils is “unacceptable” in an education system that promotes inclusion at its cor(...)

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 .(...)

Schools will receive 5 per cent more in capitation funding from September 2019. Photograph: iStock

Schools have warned that they will still be forced to fundraise and seek “voluntary contributions” from parents despite a small restoration increase i(...)

BoyleSports is seeking to take advantage of the upheaval in the high-street bookmaker as a result of curbs on fixed-odds betting terminals. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Republic’s second-biggest bookmaker BoyleSports has entered the British market through the acquisition of Wilf Gilbert, which operates a 13-shop c(...)

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