Tusla, the State’s child and family agency, strongly advises parents not to take children out of school for holidays during the school year. Photograph: iStock

It’s almost summer and the cost of taking a holiday is set to soar. For many parents, there’s a dilemma: do you skip school early to take advantage of(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton said he will not change the criteria relating to primary school teachers taking career breaks. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has warned that supply panels to alleviate the shortages in teachers at primary school level may be “expensive a(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton: is set to signal changes in teacher training to help address staff shortages in key subjects at second level. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Teachers on career breaks will be encouraged to return to the classroom by lifting restrictions on their employment in a move aimed at easing acute sh(...)

The Irish Primary Principals’ Network says it has noticed a “disturbing trend” relating to the emotional wellbeing of students. File photograph: Getty Images

Increasing anxiety among schoolchildren in primary schools has emerged as one of the biggest problems facing school principals. The Irish Primary Pri(...)