Thomas Byrne

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 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(...)

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-(...)

 Minister for Education  Richard Bruton has said 31 schools constructed by Western Building Systems will be fire safety audited over the next six months. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Thirty-one schools constructed by Western Building Systems will be fire safety audited over the next six months, Minister for Education Richard Bruton(...)

Bohemians’ Keith Ward celebrates after scoring his second goal during the Airtricity Premier League match against Drogheda United at United Park. Photograph:   Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Drogheda United 1 Bohemians 4 A spectacular Keith Ward hat-trick ensured a miserable night for Drogheda as Bohemians cruised to a 4-1 win at United P(...)

Aedín Andrews (20), a zoology student at Trinity College Dublin. ‘Education isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. We have got to start making it more affordable and accessible.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The election manifesto pledge is crystal clear: free school books for all children and a primary school system free of any charge or contribution. So(...)

Killian Brennan of St Patrick’s Athletic in action against Eoin McCormack of Galway United during the FAI Cup second round game at Richmond Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cabinteely 0 Bluebell United 1 Non-league Bluebell United are into the quarter-finals of the FAI Cup after shocking First Division Cabinteely at Stra(...)

Minister of State Mary Mitchell O’Connor has broken with official Government policy by expressing support for the principle of equal pay for equal work for teachers. Photograph:  Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil has called on the Government to introduce equal pay scales for teachers within the next two years. It follows controversy after Minister (...)

The State Examination Commission has withheld the Leaving Cert results of 38 students this year amid suspicions of cheating.

Click here to download a PDF of the CAO's 2017 Round One offers: http://iti.ms/2vR6EzZ The State Examination Commission (SEC) has withheld (...)

The parent of one student said he was shocked to find that a O6 was considered a greater academic achievement than a H7. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 25,000 college applicants have already accepted their offer of a college place. The Central Applications Office (CAO) said about half of th(...)

Fianna Fáil spokesman on Education and Skills, Thomas Byrne. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil has called on the Government to “clearly define” the role of the Minister of State for higher education following the appointment of Mary (...)

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