Thomas Byrne

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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 (...)

 Shamrock Rovers’ James Doona celebrates at the end of the game. Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

Shamrock Rovers 4 Drogheda United 1 If a serious crack at the league has eluded them in a way that nobody could quite have expected before the start (...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Legislation aimed at bringing about equality in school admissions would discriminate against rather than protect children from minority religions, Min(...)

The first wellbeing classes, starting next September,  are aimed at enhancing students’ physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing. File photograph: Getty Images

Schools will have to reduce the time spent teaching subjects such as science or European languages to facilitate the introduction of “wellbeing” class(...)

Richard Bruton: the Minister hopes to increase the contribution employers make to higher education and training. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The quality of college graduates appears to be on the decline, with many lacking work-ready skills, according to small and medium-sized businesses. (...)

Ministers Richard Bruton and Leo Varadkar  with students at the announcement of  expansion of the  School Meals Scheme 2017. Bruton said 79 schools were to be added into the Deis programme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A consultant who helped devise a new tool to identify the most deprived schools in the State in a fair and objective way has accused Minister for Educ(...)

Haughey family members including Seán Haughey (left) and Ciarán Haughey (right) escort the remains of Maureen Haughey at her funeral at Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Maureen Haughey (91), who died on St Patrick’s Day, used to joke that her late father, former taoiseach Seán Lemass, could never pronounce the word lo(...)

 Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath: “We are failing the children of Ireland with special needs . . . We should be ashamed of ourselves. This is our Tuam scandal of 2017.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The failure to provide psychological assessment in schools for children with special needs is the Tuam scandal for 2017, the Dáil has heard. Fianna F(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has been accused of “sitting on the report” and ignoring the  issue of shortages despite the difficulties facing schools. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The quality of teaching across primary and secondary schools is at risk due to a lack of qualified teachers, according to an unpublished report commis(...)

Thomas Byrne, Fianna Fáil’s education spokesman. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

There is no way of ensuring that there are enough secondary teachers to meet demand in key subjects, Minister for Education Richard Bruton has acknowl(...)

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