A teacher or SNA is required to be put on administrative leave where their presence in the school could pose an “ongoing risk” due to child protection concerns. Photograph: iStock

Fourteen teachers or special needs assistants are on administrative leave from schools due to child protection concerns, new figures show. Last year,(...)

Eight properties remain to be transferred by the Church to the State. File photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

The Department of Education says “significant milestones” have been reached in getting religious congregations to hand over lands and properties to he(...)

Proposed design for UCD building that will  house the university’s Confucius Institute, which teaches Chinese culture and language courses

The University College Dublin (UCD) Confucius Centre, a building part-funded by the Chinese Government, has now run €4.8 million over budget, followin(...)

Betty and Mairtín Ó Reilly talk to Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the opening of the  Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh in Rosmuc, Co Galway. Photograph: Seán Ó Mainnín

Ireland is in an excellent position to “evangelise” about Europe’s role in promoting peace, tolerance, respect, freedom and dignity, Taoiseach Enda K(...)

Secretary general of the Department of Education Seán Ó Foghlú  said “there is an obligation to enrol regardless of faith tradition or none.”Photograph: The Irish Times

Community and comprehensive schools under Catholic patronage need to be prepared for a time when religious instruction and worship may not be required(...)

The Department of Education has warned that teachers they risk losing up to €31,000 over the next four years if they follow through with the proposed industrial action. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The head of the secondary teachers’ union the ASTI has appealed directly to members to support a ballot that would see them cease working 33 hours of (...)

File image: The Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) staged a demonstration outside the Department of Education on Friday in protest at what it described as unprecedented interference in a ballot currently underway on whether members should cease working 33 non-teaching hours agreed under the former Croke Park agreement. Photograph: Dave Meehan.

Second level teachers are to legally challenge financial emergency legislation introduced in recent years to underpin cuts to pay and conditions for s(...)