Peter Mullan

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Madeleine Ní Ghallchobhair, a teacher of Irish and English who graduated in 2012, feels there has been a deliberate strategy at Government level to divide the different teacher unions. Above, TUI and ASTI members on strike in 2014. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Teachers’ unions are usually at one on most issues: protecting pay rates, investing in education and improving outcomes for children. But today, tea(...)

The new “religion, beliefs and ethics” classes will be separate to existing faith-based classes in denominational schools. File photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

There are no plans to cut the time denominational schools can spend on teaching their own religion, a State advisory body on education has said. All p(...)

‘There should not be a difference between people who can afford a diagnosis and people who can’t’

Some of the most socially advantaged areas of Dublin are getting nearly the highest allocations of special-needs supports, data published by The Ir(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: has stopped short of ordering the deletion of the rule.  Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan is seeking to amend a 50-year-old directive to primary schools which states that religious instruction is “by fa(...)

It was impossible not to smirk upon hearing Irina Shayk, girlfriend of Cristiano Ronanldo, say that she had no problem taking her kit off for her (nan(...)

Children from Dalkey School Project outside Leinster house yesterday where they handed in letters and a petition. Photograph: David Sleator.

The Department of Education has reassured parents that access to special needs assistants (SNAs) will be unaffected by a controversial circular issue(...)

Former Chief Legal Officer of the Criminal Assets Bureau Barry Galvin. Photograph Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times

Warm tributes were paid yesterday to the former Chief Legal Officer of the Criminal Assets Bureau, Barry Galvin who next month retires from public ser(...)

Sunshine on Leith

A movie based on a stage musical based on the songs of The Proclaimers? We know what you’re thinking: Letter to America, Sunshine on Leith, 500 Miles (...)

Ancient cannibalistic religions have less eccentric calendars than does the movie universe. The long run-in and dreary aftermath to Christmas d(...)

A protest over teacher staffing cuts outside the Department of Education

That almost a quarter of primary school children are in classes of 30 or more is a “black mark” on Ireland’s education record, according to teachers’ (...)

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