Norma Foley

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Minister for Education Norma Foley has said school communities ‘can be absolutely assured’ that any necessary resources and measures will be put in place to ensure a safe return to school after mid-term. Photograph: Maxwells

Schools should not reopen after next week’s midterm break until health and safety measures improve, unions representing school staff have warned. Uni(...)

The Government plans to keep schools open under Level 5 of the Living with Covid plan. File photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Education Norma Foley has said schools can be “assured” that all necessary measures will be put in place to ensure a successful return to(...)

From arts and media to politics and law, it’s the graduates of all-girls Catholic schools who are blazing a trail for independent women. Photograph: Marvin Recinos/ AFP/ Getty

The convent school prefect is having a moment. From arts and media to politics and law, it’s the graduates of all-girls Catholic schools who are blazi(...)

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(...)

The south county Dublin  school site includes a two-storey period house, known as Abilene, which was owned for almost 80 years by the prominent Findlater business family.

A 1,000-pupil secondary school for south county Dublin, is one of four new post-primary schools to be established in September next year to keep pace (...)

Under enhanced retrictions across the country up to six people from no more than two households can meet while maintaining strict social distancing, including for outdoor exercise and dining. Photograph: iStock.

As some Border counties move to Level 4 of the Government’s Living with Covid strategy with added restrictions in place for the rest of the count(...)

Ms Foley said 1,785 teachers, special needs assistants and other support staff applied for a Covid-19 risk assessment

More than 900 teachers who are highly vulnerable to Covid-19 have been permitted to work from home following risk assessments, Minister for Education (...)

The closure of schools in the Republic is not under consideration at present  Norma Foley has said. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The closure of schools in the Republic is not under consideration at present and there are no plans to extend the mid-term break, Minister for Educati(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley said there would be no change to the length of exams in Leaving Cert. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Education Norma Foley has stopped short of giving a guarantee that the Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle exams will go ahead in 2021. (...)

Solidarity-People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny, whose Dying with Dignity Bill faces  faces significant resistance from members of the medical profession.  ‘It is not going to be straightforward and it is difficult to know where it will go.’ Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny has warned that progression of his Dying with Dignity Bill will not be straightforward and a referendum may still b(...)

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