Richard Bruton

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Minister for Education Richard Bruton and Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy make their way back from Derrynane beach in Kerry following a Cabinet meeting in Derrynane House. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Closeted in a snug-fitting room for nearly six hours on a very hot day with no break for lunch, incessant talking and a sun-drenched beach winking at (...)

 Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar, Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe pictured at DIT’s Grangegorman campus on Tuesday.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

The State’s first technological university - based on the merger of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), IT Tallaght and IT Blanchardstown - is set t(...)

The Irish Episcopal Commission has warned students who opt out of religion will receive an unfair advantage if they are allowed to take extra classes in examinable subjects. Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty

Catholics bishops have called on the Minister for Education to withdraw a directive which allows students who opt out of religious instruction in Stat(...)

Dublin’s docklands area has become a hub for business and innovation.

A new innovation district planned for the heart of Dublin’s docklands will help Ireland attract talent, investment and jobs, Trinity College said. T(...)

Photograph: Jonathan Hordl

As with the housing crisis, so with child safety it seems – let the market take care of it. In response to questions about why the Government’s new (...)

Teacher shortages are being identified across the majority of subject areas.

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has set a target for our education system to become the premier one in Europe by 2026. This is an admirable go(...)

Minority faiths will still be allowed to prioritise members of their religion in order to protect their ethos in cases where they are over-subscribed. Photograph: The Irish Times

Most primary schools will not be able to give priority access to children on the basis of their religion from September next year, following the passa(...)

“Coping with the aftermath of critical incidents has become a challenging but necessary task for a number of schools.” Photograph: iStock

Additional training in suicide prevention is being introduced for teachers so that every postprimary school has personnel capable of responding to con(...)

A group of abuse victims pictured outside the Dáil on Wednesday to mark a motion  on reforms to a State abuse redress scheme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government has been defeated by 84 votes to 44 on a Dáil motion to allow victims of primary school sexual abuse to seek redress on the same basis (...)

Sinn Féin education spokeswoman Kathleen Funchion told the Dáil she raised the issue of repeat Leaving Cert exams following a request from a person with cystic fibrosis who ‘cannot physically do two or three exams in one day’. File photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has ruled out the possibility of students sitting Leaving Certificate exams they have missed without having to w(...)

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