Minister for Education Norma Foley: ‘Transmission rates of Covid-19 in schools are low, much lower than the rate currently in the community.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There is “overwhelming” evidence that schools remain safe settings and they will continue to operate during the Level 5 restrictions, Minister for Edu(...)

TUI president Martin Marjoram, right, says the potential risk to staff and students from keeping schools open needed to be ‘reassessed on an ongoing basis’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Teachers’ unions have expressed concern over the Government’s decision to keep schools open, as the country enters a national lockdown for a six-week (...)

The Department of Education has has said that class sizes have fallen to a historic low at primary level Photograph: David Sleator

Countries with larger class sizes will find it more difficult to comply with new restrictions on social distancing, according to a new report from the(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley    said that while students were entitled to their personal data, she confirmed that a query had been raised around the issue. Photograph:   Julien Behal Photography

Leaving Cert students will not be able to access “highly sensitive” details of their class ranking when their calculated grades are released following(...)

It is now recommended that teachers and secondary school students wear face coverings. Photograph: iStock

Secondary school students and primary and post-primary teachers will be required to wear face coverings in class when a physical distance of 2m cannot(...)

Martin Marjoram, president of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland, right, with general secretary John Mac Gabhann, at Leinster House  earlier this month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government’s plans to reopen the State’s schools will be “massively complex” and demand constant vigilance for unexpected events, teachers have wa(...)

Thousands of students are marching through the capital this afternoon to voice their opposition to student loan scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Any new funding model for third-level education should not involve UK or US-style student loans, Minister of State for higher education Mary Mitchell (...)