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Pupils enjoy a snow day off school. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Schools will not cut short their Easter holidays to make up for lost time as a result of closures linked to snow and ice this week, according to senio(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton: his decision to close schools for a second day was widely backed by school bodies.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Schools are unlikely to be required to cut short their holidays to make up for lost time as a result of closures linked to Storm Ophelia, according to(...)

Provo residents David and Jerianne (with baby Benjamin) are both students at Brigham Young University. Photograph: Suzanne Lynch

In the 11th part of her series “Coast to Coast: Travels in Trump’s America”, Washington Correspondent Suzanne Lynch visits the city of Provo in the ma(...)

Sadhbh Kurawaska and her two-year-old son Oisín. She says her conversations with parents suggest Dublin is the most oversubscribed area. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

On the way to their first pregnancy scan, the parents stop by the local school. Places are scarce, and they’re here to put the name of their future ch(...)

Staff at Bus Éireann are to stage an indefinite all-out strike from February 20th if management imposes planned cuts to staff earnings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tens of thousands of secondary school students and public transport users face the prospect of disruption in the coming weeks after secondary school t(...)

ASTI president Ed Byrne at a protest outside Dominican College in Dublin 9 earlier in October. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In excess of 200,000 students will be affected by the indefinite closure of hundreds of secondary schools from Monday as talks between teachers and th(...)

ASTI protesters outside Leinster House earlier this month. Photograph: Eric Luke

Hundreds of secondary schools that are set to close on Thursday as a result of a teachers’ strike are informing parents they may not reopen at all fol(...)

Hundreds of secondary schools are unlikely to reopen following the mid-term break unless a teachers’ dispute is resolved, school managers have warned. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hundreds of secondary schools are unlikely to reopen following the mid-term break unless a teachers’ dispute is resolved, school managers have warned.(...)

Mike Keady (Moycullen) is presented with the Connacht Cup by Kathleen Reynolds. Also pictured, from left: Eugene Nolan, Connacht Angling Council and Martin Kinneavey, Chairman, Connacht Angling Council. Photograph: Michael Donnelly

Following a review of its fish farming operations, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has decided to phase out the facility over the coming years. Instea(...)