Mr Bruton

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Primary schools in the capital say they are running the risk of having to send pupils home from school early due to acute difficulties finding substitute teaching cover.

Primary schools in the capital say they are running the risk of having to send pupils home from school early due to acute difficulties finding substit(...)

Students at Clonkeen College protesting at the Dáil on Wednesday over the proposed sale of the school’s sports pitches to developers. Photograph: Alan Betson

Any decision on whether to dissolve Clonkeen College’s board of management will not take place until after a High Court challenge over the sale of the(...)

John Redmond: died 100 years ago

The Irish parliamentary tradition owes a debt to John Redmond, the Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghail has stated. Redmond was leader of the Irish Parl(...)

Paddy Harte TD at Leinster House in 1996.

This year marks the centenary of the Armistice and also the 20th anniversary of the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Flanders. From conception to ope(...)

John Bruton: “Does the right to human life not extend to humans before birth?”

Current debate on abortion in Ireland lacks the clarity that preceded the 1983 referendum, which saw the Eighth Amendment inserted into the Constituti(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said the issuing of profiles of achievement marked an an important moment in the reform of the junior cycle. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Thousands of students who sat their Junior Cert earlier this year are set to receive the first ever State-recognised awards for extracurricular activi(...)

The Special Needs Parents’ Association said it is troubled by the language used given the State’s obligation to provide education to all young people. File photograph: Getty Images

Parents of children with special needs have criticised “dangerous and insensitive” comments by Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe and his officials(...)

Students at Belvedere College, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Parents who have put down their children’s names years in advance for fee-paying secondary schools will lose their advantage under new legislation whi(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton’s initiative aims to increase the number of multidenominational schools and will involve the State leasing properties from Catholic bishops or trusts linked to the church. Photograph: Alan Betson

Educate Together, the main provider of multidenominational education, says new plans to transfer patronage away from hundreds of religious schools are(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin estimates just 5 per cent of Catholic primary schools in Dublin are oversubscribed. Photograph: The Irish Times

Up to 10 per cent of places in Catholic schools should be set aside for unbaptised children or those of minority faiths, according to a new group of C(...)

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