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Just 2 per cent of students take up apprenticeships and only 2 per cent of them are female, but “it is growing substantially” Minister of State John Halligan told the Dáil. Photograph: iStock

The number of women taking up apprenticeships has increased dramatically in the past three years, but from a very low base, the Dáil has heard. Just (...)

Builders pictured carrying out remedial work on November 5th at Tyrrelstown Educate Together School. The school had closed to pupils due to building defects Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Parents of some pupils at a school which is at the centre of structural concerns are refusing to send their children back to class over safety fears. (...)

President Michael D Higgins said during the election campaign that he would explain how the unaudited €317,000 allowance for his office is spent – but would only do so after the election. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The presidential election may, for the most part, be best forgotten, but one theme of the campaign – the lack of transparency at Áras an Uachtaráin – (...)

The Taoiseach confirmed in the Dáil that litigation was underway against the company in respect of four schools including Ardgillan Community College in Balbriggan, Co Dublin in relation to fire safety issues. Photograph: Collins

Forty schools built by Western Building Systems since 2008 will be structurally assessed following safety concerns, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. (...)

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A Government Minister has expressed her disgust at “slanderous” comments made about career guidance teachers. Mary Mitchell O’Connor, Minister of Sta(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh says he has detected a sense of ‘initiative overload’ among teachers who feel pressurised into implementing a range of new policies. Photo: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

There is a sense of “initiative overload” among teachers who feel pressurised into implementing a range of policies and reforms, according to the new (...)

The Department of Education purchased Harold’s Cross greyhound track  as permanent accommodation for Shellybanks Educate Together school and the South City Educate Together secondary school.

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has defended a decision to pay €23 million for the former greyhound track at Harold’s Cross in Dublin, almost twice (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris  said TDs were making history in bringing the legislation forward to allow for abortion services in Ireland. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Women between nine and 12 weeks pregnant seeking an abortion may be referred to a consultant obstetrician, Minister for Health Simon Harris has indica(...)

Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan at the count centre for the local and European elections. File photograph: Keith Heneghan

Significant changes in Ireland’s representation in the European Parliament are likely at next year’s elections as boundary changes, retirements and el(...)

 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” (...)

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