Thomas Byrne

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 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Investment will ensure children and the next generation will ‘get the best possible start in life’   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Government has pledged to spend millions of euro over the coming decade to ensure all secondary school students have access to “state of the art” (...)

Fianna Fáil’s education spokesman, Thomas Byrne, said he was aware of a number of cases in Ashbourne, Co Meath, where parents  were unable to get a junior infant place at a primary school in the area.

The Department of Education has insisted there is a school place for any child who needs it following concerns among some parents in commuter belt are(...)

In a statement, Bus Éireann said the availability of concessionary transport may vary from year to year.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Growing numbers of parents have voiced their frustration over a shortage of school bus places for their children just days before the new school year (...)

Call for greater medical support in schools for children with life-threatening conditions. Photograph: Istock

Vulnerable children with life-threatening conditions are unsafe and at risk due to a lack of nursing supports in schools, a State advisory body for sp(...)

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(...)

Kayaking along the Serpent Lake, at the Gap of Dunloe near Killarney. Adventure sports company Progressive Distribution has had to cancel an order from the US due to tariffs.   Photograph :Valerie O’Sullivan/Getty Images

Most Irish consumers will likely have been unmoved by the concerns of US motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson for its European business or the prospects f(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief David Drumm’s position as the highest-ranking executive at Anglo weighed heavily in the judge’s ruling. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The six-year jail term handed to former Anglo Irish Bank chief David Drumm is much longer than two former colleagues received over the same transactio(...)

Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said the Citizens’ Assembly should be reconvened to examine the link between church and State in education. Photograph: Frank Miller

Labour says the Citizens’ Assembly should be brought back to life to debate whether the decades-old link between the Church and State in running 90 pe(...)

Ronan Finn celebrates with Roberto Lopez after scoring Shamrock Rovers’ second goal against St Pat’s  at the Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

SHAMROCK ROVERS 3  ST PATRICK’S ATHLETIC 0 First goals for the club from Lee Grace and Sam Bone, either side of the strike of the game fro(...)

 Graham Cummins celebrates scoring Cork City’s third goal during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match against Bray Wanderers at  Turner’s Cross. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Cork City 4 Bray Wanderers 0 A home win was never really in doubt as Cork City recorded a four-goal victory against Bray Wanderers for the second tim(...)

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