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Andrew Long changed his plea at Ennis Circuit Court just before the State and defence made  their closing speeches.

HSE paramedic, Andrew Long has pleaded guilty to assaulting two female first aid students when he placed them in a chokehold five years ago. The 35-y(...)

Andrew Long at Ennis Court: he has pleaded not guilty to  assault causing harm

A woman has told a court in Co Clare that a HSE paramedic knocked her out when he placed his arm around her neck. At Ennis Circuit Court, Mary Nihill(...)

Rosemarie Stynes, principal of Ranelagh Multi-Denominational School, with some of her students. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There’s a line in Grease that stuck in the minds of us teenagers enthralled with the classic high-school musical. Rydell High’s Principal McGee used i(...)

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals said existing employment terms should be renegotiated to make them “more fit-for-purpose, setting out the rights and obligations of teachers and their employers”. Photograph: David Sleator

A new contract for teachers that makes professional development an integral part of the job rather than an added “chore” has been sought by secondary(...)

Clive Byrne has been elected to lead the European School Heads Association (ESHA) for the next two years. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The director of Ireland’s representative body for secondary school principals has taken over as president of its European head organisation.Clive Byrn(...)

The number of one-teacher schools in the country could rise to 60 by next September, a seven-fold increase in just two years, the Dáil has been told.

The number of one-teacher schools in the country could rise to 60 by next September, a seven-fold increase in just two years, the Dáil has been(...)

Sara Gibadlo (19) was from  Oranmore, Co Galway.

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology described the two women who died in a fire in Belgium yesterday as “very talented young students”.The college said(...)