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Irish universities are seeking more freedom and flexiblity to hire and pay staff in order to compete with Europe’s top-performing colleges. Photograph: iStock

Irish universities are seeking more freedom and flexibility to hire staff in order to compete with Europe’s top-performing colleges. The aims are con(...)

The upskilling plan will focus initially on existing language teachers who are qualified in a second language but do not teach it. Photograph: iStock

Secondary school teachers are to be provided with free training under a plan to boost the number of educators for French, German, Spanish, Italian, Ru(...)

A spokesman for the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation said it was “alarming” to see gaelscoileanna and Gaeltacht schools struggling to secure qualified teachers for permanent roles.

Many gaelscoileanna are reporting acute difficulties finding qualified Irish teachers to fill vacant teaching positions. Some schools say they have h(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Investment will ensure children and the next generation will ‘get the best possible start in life’   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government has pledged to spend millions of euro over the coming decade to ensure all secondary school students have access to “state of the art” (...)

Seán Ashe, former chief executive of Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The findings of an investigation into the spending of taxpayers’ money at a State-run Education and Training Board (ETB) have been referred to the Ga(...)

Surveys have repeatedly shown that the number of Irish children able to speak a second language is well below the EU norm. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Lithuanian and Korean will be taught from this week as part of a drive to diversify the number of languages on the curriculum in Irish schools. Lith(...)

A circular issued by Minister for Education Richard Bruton requires that students who do not want to participate in religious instruction or worship be timetabled for alternative subjects. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Association of Trustees for Catholic Schools has warned Minister for Education Richard Bruton that moves to allow children to opt out of religion (...)

School management bodies say a “crisis” in the supply of teachers in key subjects is undermining the quality of education for students. File photograph: Getty Images

Many universities are to be given quotas on the number of secondary teachers to be trained in key subjects for the first time to help ease a staffing (...)

The Department of Education does not have any power to force schools to cut the cost of uniforms or books for parents, according to internal records. (...)

Financial contributions may  be sought from parents only on the basis that a child’s place in a school is not dependant on making a contribution. Photo: iStock

Question: My daughter is starting primary school and I’ve received a reminder letter for a “voluntary contribution”. I’m worried that by not paying th(...)

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