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Minister for Education Joe McHugh said that there is “unfinished business” to be addressed on the issue of pay equality. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Teachers’ unions are threatening industrial action if the Government does not make a firm commitment over the coming days to restore pay equality for (...)

Panels of substitute teachers are to be employed on full-time salaries to help primary schools source teaching cover at short notice. Photograph: iStock

Panels of substitute teachers are to be employed on full-time salaries to help primary schools source teaching cover at short notice. Many primary sc(...)

A satellite view of a 9.5 acre site in Goatstown that was  formerly an Irish Glass Bottle recreational facilities. Photograph: Google Maps

The Department of Education is in advanced talks to purchase a multimillion euro site in the Goatstown area of south Dublin for a new primary and seco(...)

Under the pilot project, SNAs will be automatically provided to schools at the start of the school year based on their profile rather than number of pupils diagnosed with disabilities. Photograph: iStock

Special needs assistants (SNAs) will be automatically provided to schools at the start of the academic year rather than waiting for an individual stud(...)

Students born outside Ireland are exempt from Irish requirements for entry to National University of Ireland colleges. Photograph: iStock

My son in transition year is eligible to be exempt from Irish for the Leaving Certificate under National University of Ireland rules, given that he wa(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Education Joe McHugh and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor  at the launch of the Government’s  education plan  at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government is to press ahead with plans to make geography an optional subject for junior cycle students despite opposition from teachers and acade(...)

Engineers Ireland says  the number of students moving into third-level engineering and technology sectors needs to be much larger to meet current and future needs.  Photograph: iStock

An acute shortage of engineering graduates means there will not be enough qualified workers to meet the country’s current and future needs, the repres(...)

The reading room at the National Archives in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

More than two million documents from the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, the Residential Institutions Redress Board, and the Residential Insti(...)

The teacher-sharing scheme will start from the beginning of the 2019/20 school year and will be reviewed after the first year of operation

Secondary schools will be able to jointly-hire teachers for the first time under a new plan aimed at easing shortages in key subjects such as maths, s(...)

Minister for Education  Joe McHugh  and President of Maynooth University, Philip Nolan at the opening of the new school of education at Maynooth University. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

International recruitment agencies are offering Irish trainee teachers thousands of euro up-front to move abroad to teach in subjects such as science (...)

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