Richard Bruton

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The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar led the mourners at the funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave in Dublin on Saturday. President Michael D Higgins, who is (...)

Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton was  urged to implement the findings of an Oireachtas report which says grants should be made available to eligible students attending private colleges. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Hundreds of students from less well-off families who attend private third-level colleges in Ireland should be entitled to grants, an Oireachtas commit(...)

Richard Bruton: he  has appointed an external investigator to examine the ETB’s functions into “public procurement, usage and disposal of assets and propriety matters”

The chief executive of an education board which is being investigated following concerns over conflicts of interest has announced he will retire befor(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton:  has appointed an external investigator to examine the ETB’s functions into “public procurement, usage and disposal of assets and propriety matters”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Department of Education has commissioned an investigation into concerns raised by auditors over governance and potential conflicts of interest in (...)

Thousands of students are marching through the capital this afternoon to voice their opposition to student loan scheme. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Any new funding model for third-level education should not involve UK or US-style student loans, Minister of State for higher education Mary Mitchell (...)

 Trinity College, Dublin. The Cassells report on the future funding of higher education said that €100m a year in extra funding was needed if the State was to build a world-class system. File photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil says it is insisting in talks with the Government that next week’s budget should set aside up to €100 million for higher education to help(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald:  “With the Irish economy recovering, the issue of the appropriateness of the amended financial thresholds requires revisiting.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government plans to begin seeking feedback on whether a shake-up of the Republic’s mergers laws has worked. A change to the law in 2014 required (...)

Independent TD Michael Harty said men had been issued with letters by State agency telling them to vacate their direct provision centres within four weeks. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Government agency has been accused of adding to homelessness because it is issuing eviction letters to men in direct provision who have been refused(...)

Higher level maths entry requirements for students training to be primary teachers are to be lowered from next year. Photograph: iStock

Leaving Cert higher-level maths entry requirements for students hoping to become primary school teachers are to be lowered from next year. Applicants(...)

Fianna Fáil education spokesman Thomas Byrne: The issue was not about pay but pay scales, he said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Newly qualified teachers are on competitive pay rates, Minister for Education Richard Bruton has said, responding to criticism in the Dáil of the two-(...)

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