Richard Bruton

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 The use of mobile phones and tablets in school will be an issue requiring consultation with parents and students

The use of mobile phones and tablets in school will be an issue requiring consultation with parents and students, the Minister for Education Richard B(...)

Tom Flattery and James Dolan at the Fórsa conference in Killarney, Co Kerry. Photograph:  Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus Ltd  www.dwalshphoto.ie

A substantial number of people in the private sector – most of them women – are “staring at poverty in old age” due to not having an occupational pens(...)

Investment in special education – which stands at about €1.7 billion – now accounts for a fifth of the overall education budget. Photograph: Istock

Almost 1,000 extra special needs assistants (SNAs) are to be allocated to schools in the autumn to help meet the needs of vulnerable students. Minist(...)

An Coimisinéir Teanga, Rónán Ó Domhnaill, at the launch of Annual Report 2017 in Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin. From left: Caoimhín Ó hEadhra, An Foras Patrúnachta, Bláthnaid Ní Ghreacháin, príomhfheidhmeanach Gaeloideachas and Prof. Teresa O’Doherty, president Marino Institute of Education. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A decision by the Department of Education to revise how the school patronage process operates has been welcomed by an Coimisinéir Teanga (Irish langua(...)

 Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty: said there were profound and serious questions in relation to the Department of Health. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government has been urged to publish the advice to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar when he was minister for health that convinced him to “do a U-turn” on m(...)

 Minister for Education Richard Bruton, TD announcing reform of school admissions, at Government Buildings, last month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Department of Education has confirmed it is to recommend that a new primary school to open in September 2019 to serve the Drumcondra, Marino and D(...)

Campaigners say many children with special needs are refused access to secondary schools through use of “soft barriers”. Photograph: iStock

Are secondary schools using “soft barriers” to turn away students with special needs? Yes, says research. Latest studies show disadvantaged schools h(...)

Early therapeutic intervention, especially in the area of speech and language, can have significant positive effects on a child’s social skills, mental health and academic performance. File photograph: Getty Images

An ambitious plan to introduce specialised therapeutic services into schools for the first time has been launched by the Government. Phase one of the(...)

Many of the 5,500 students surveyed have set their social media accounts to private mode, which limits how much of their information is shared publicly. Photograph: iStock

Nearly half of second-level students believe smartphones should be banned in schools, according to a new survey. There have been increasing calls for(...)

Blackrock College was among those schools who resisted the plans to abolish the so-called “old school tie” provision. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Ombudsman for Children has said there is “no justifiable reason” to allow schools to give children of past pupils priority in their enrolment. At(...)

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