Pictured at the launch of Education Matters Ireland’s Yearbook of Education were from left to right: Brian McCraith President of DCU, Brian Mooney editor of the book, Maurice Manning Chancellor NUI Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is to slow down the pace of reform in schools on foot of concerns of “initiative overload” among teachers, principal(...)

Funding cuts have meant more spending for parents of schoolchildren, according to the CPSMA. Photograph: Getty Images

Parents of Irish schoolchildren have had to spend €46 million to make up for shortfalls following funding cuts, the Catholic Primary Schools Managers’(...)

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation  said there were plenty of options to make up lost time other than cutting short holidays. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

School managers say any move to cut short Easter holidays in order to make up for lost tuition time due to adverse weather would be “unfair” on parent(...)

The Irish Primary Principals’ Network said surveys showed difficulties in sourcing substitute teachers for teachers on short-term absences were getting worse. Photograph: PA

Children’s education is now suffering because of growing difficulties finding qualified teachers, school managers have warned. The Oireachtas educat(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton: his decision to close schools for a second day was widely backed by school bodies.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Schools are unlikely to be required to cut short their holidays to make up for lost time as a result of closures linked to Storm Ophelia, according to(...)

School classrooms remained empty for a second day on Tuesday. Photograph: iStock

The Department of Education has defended its decision to close all schools for a second day in the face of criticism from some parents. Minister for (...)

The ‘Looking Forward: A public conversation on the future of Catholic Schools in Ireland’, conference took place at the Notre Dame – Newman Centre, University Church, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin

There are no Catholic-run second level schools in Co Leitrim or West Cork and this is part of a trend, a conference in Dublin has been told. Meanwhile(...)

Of the 384 schools who responded to the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association survey, “only 17 schools refused enrolment for a reason relating to Baptism certificates”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Just 4.4 per cent of Catholic schools surveyed in the greater Dublin area have refused children admission over an absence of baptismal certificates, (...)

“We need to be accommodating at a time when 96 per cent of schools are denominational,” Minister for Education Richard Bruton said. Photograph: Getty Images

Plans to limit or remove the “Baptism barrier” from the education system will be implemented within the lifetime of the Government, Minister for Educa(...)

Michael Barron, director of campaign group Equate, with Minister for Education and Skills  Richard Bruton at the School Admissions seminar organised by Equate at the Alexander Hotel. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Education Richard Bruton maintains the Dáil “has an appetite” to deal with the ‘baptism barrier’ issue and that there is a clear timetabl(...)

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